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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fire At Irving Oil Refinery

A whole lot of excitement at the Irving Oil refinery after a fire in a spent acid tank.
Acting District Fire Chief Kevin Clynick tells CHSJ News the call came in around 5 this afternoon.

He says the call had flames showing and on arrival they had a significant fire.

He says the Irving safety response team acted quickly and already had water on the blaze when their crews arrived.   He says their ladder truck began adding water and the fire was quickly extinguished.

District Fire Chief Clynick describes the fire as kind of a fluke because it took place in an area that is normally not used but is in use this time of year during the facility's annual shutdown.

Small Fire At Refinery

Fire crews are on the scene of a small fire at the Irving oil refinery. There are no injuries and it is contained.
City police are providing traffic control at the scene.

Fracking Meeting Coming Up Tomorrow

Local representatives of anti-shale gas groups will be answering your "fracking" questions tomorrow.
Carl Wolpin of Hampton Water First tells CHSJ News this presentation has been seen by MLA's, cabinet ministers along with the town of Hampton and its council.

He says it's about an hour and six or seven people will be on hand to answer questions.    Wolpin says they are not experts but they have immersed themselves in the issue for the last six months.

The presentation is coming up tomorrow at 1:30 on the Sandy Point road.   

Here are directions to the site at 545 Sandy Point Road:

From Crown St, head north; continue onto Mt Pleasant Ave and then Hawthorne Ave, and turn right onto Sandy Point Rd. Destination will be on the right.
A Shale Gas sign will mark the entrance.

KV Fields Officially Opens

Local politicians, athletes and others at the official opening of the new sports field at KVHS last night.

The Liberals Sound Off On New Energy Blueprint

Liberal Energy Critic Brian Kenny is sounding off on the new energy blueprint released by the Alward Government.

He tells CHSJ News there was no mention of the Point Lepreau cost overruns or the Mactaquac retrofit.

He says those two projects could cut into the projected 8 to 10 million dollar savings when NB Power gets put back together into one company.

Kenny adds when the Premer was in Ottawa this week there was no mention of him talking to the Prime Minister about the cost overuns relating to Point Lepreau.

He says although it's a 10 year plan, the provincial Tories has flip-flopped on their policies before.