Suncor ordered to test air in wastewater plant

December 2, 2011 • Business

A worker cleans up a chemical film on top of the water in Sand Creek north of Denver in Commerce City, Colo., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Colorado state health officials fear that a leaky underground pipe that leads to a tank at a Suncor Energy refinery might have leaked a “sizable” amount of petroleum near the South Platte River, a major source of water for Colorado and Nebraska. The leak reported by the refinery this summer is about a half-mile away from where an oily substance began seeping into Sand Creek on Monday, raising concerns about how much petroleum would need to leak for it to migrate underground from the source to the creek, said the health department’s Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Unit supervisor, Walter Avramenko. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

DENVER (AP) — State health officials on Thursday ordered Suncor Energy to immediately begin testing the air inside the Denver Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure worker safety near where a gasoline-like substance from the company’s refinery was detected seeping into Sand Creek earlier this week.

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