Two hospitalised in Caltex oil spill

Groups' Banksmeadow fuel terminal closed for day as clean up continue.

Two contractors have been hospitalised after being caught up in a petrol tank leak at Caltex Australia Ltd's Banksmeadow terminal.

In a statement, Caltex said it and New South Wales Fire and Rescue responded to the leak, which started at 0130 AEST this morning, but has since been stopped.

"The petrol is fully contained within the controlled bunded area and foam has been applied to minimise any risk of fire," Caltex said.

Caltex said the Banksmeadow terminal is expected to remain closed today as clean up continues.

The group said while two contractors were taken to hospital as a precaution, both were uninjured and have since been discharged.

The Banksmeadow terminal is one of Caltex's three fuel distribution terminals in NSW.

"There is plentiful supply of petrol from Caltex's terminals and we will adjust our supply chain to ensure this fuel continues to be delivered to retail sites," the group said (see Robert Gottliebsen's Ready to prosper ... Caltex changes tack).

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