A fuel site is believed to have spilled 4000 litres of fuel.
A fuel site is believed to have spilled 4000 litres of fuel. Bev Lacey

Cause revealed after 4000L fuel spill at IOR site

UPDATE: A computer fault is believed to be the cause of a spill that caused more than 4000 litres of diesel to leak onto the ground at a fuel site in western Queensland.

Emergency services were alerted to the leak at an IOR Petroleum storage site on Old Cameby Rd in Miles just after 6am today.

Initial information suggested the fuel was spilling from a tanker, rather than a stationary point.

Environmental officers from the Western Downs Regional Council joined a Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crew a couple of hours later, with both agencies working to clean it up.

It is understood a computer fault caused an overload of fuel, which was contained within the boundaries of the property.

IOR has been contacted for comment.

EARLIER: Emergency services are working to prevent more than 4000 litres of diesel spilling into a creek following a tanker leak in western Queensland.

The incident was reported just after 6am this morning along Old Cameby Rd at Miles.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service has estimated between 4000 and 5000 litres of fuel spilled onto the ground before the leak was stopped about 7am.

An environmental officer from the Western Downs Regional Council is assessing the situation, while the QFES have done earthworks to slow the spill down before it reached a nearby creek system.

Crews have also laid down an absorbant to soak up the diesel.


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