Tanker loses fuel after crash
FIRE Brigade and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff were working today to contain 7000 litres of diesel fuel spilt in Sydney's west.
A diesel tanker crashed into a stationary vehicle in the carpark of a fuel storage facility this morning, causing a rupture to the tanker. Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel then gushed down a drain into Duck River, which feeds into the Parramatta River.
Six fire units were called to the scene in Parramatta Rd, Auburn, about 3.30am (AEST).
The crew of a fire brigade watercraft floated several booms to contain the spill about 1km down Duck River.
"We've kept it well back from Parramatta River," NSW Fire Brigade spokesman Ian Krimmer said.