NO POKIES MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
THAT MUST BE ANSWERED OVER LEAKING PIPES AT MOBIL’S
UNDER THE PUMP
Pokies MLC Nick Xenophon has demanded that oil giant Mobil answer a series of
questions over an apparent fuel leak at Mobil’s
obtained by Mr Xenophon indicates that for the past 4 – 6 weeks there has been
a fuel leak problem at
Mobil has put an air operated pump into a drain just outside the boundary on the
is concern that residents on neighbouring
Xenophon says the following questions must be answered, in the public interest:
When did Mobil become aware of the
When did Mobil notify the
Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of the leak?
When did Mobil first take action
over the leak? For instance, when were the pressure tests conducted?
Does the pump in its present
location confirm contamination of ground water? When was the pump installed?
● How many litres of the
contaminated mix have been pumped into a spare storage tank to date?
What action has the EPA taken over
● What was the reason for holes being drilled at the site earlier this week – does it relate to the leak?
litres of fuel have leaked from the pipes in question?
What commitment has Mobil given to
repair the problem, and when will such repair work commence?
Have neighbouring residents been
advised of the leak, and has the EPA conducted tests to ensure that soil in the
area has not been affected? If not, why not?
Do the leaking pipes indicate a
major maintenance/infrastructure problem at
Mobil guarantee that the leaking pipes and any repairs to these pipes will not
affect fuel supplies to South Australians?
“These are just some of
the questions that need to be asked. Mobil, as one of the world’s biggest and
most profitable oil companies, has the resources and absolute obligation to come
clean with South Australians on this, and to clean up any environmental mess.”
“Mobil should also make a public commitment today that they will fix the problem and give a strict timetable for doing so.”
“Given the commitment
Mobil has given the Government over cleaning up Port Stanvac, these are
legitimate questions that must be answered.”
and authorised by Nick Xenophon, 653 Lower North East Road, Paradise, SA 5075
Written and authorised by Nick Xenophon, 653 Lower North East Road, Paradise, SA 5075