A Sun-Canadian pipeline that ruptured Sept. 10 in Sarnia, spilling approximately 35,000 litres of low-sulphur diesel fuel, has been cleared by the provincial regulating agency to resume operating at reduced pressure.
Start-up is expected to begin Tuesday, said Tony Waters, general manager of Sun-Canadian Pipe Lines.
"We're very pleased that we've finally been able to get all the things together to the full requirements of the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority,)" he said.
It will be "very gradual start," involving a large amount of surveillance on the line, as required by the regulator, Waters said.
Sun-Canadian has been working since Sept. 10 to clean up the spill and repair the eight-inch pipeline that carried finished products from the Suncor and Shell sites in Sarnia to distribution terminals in London, Hamilton and Toronto.