May 19, 2017 3:43 pm

Water advisories lifted in the Shuswap

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Interior Health has lifted precautionary water quality advisories for the western arm of Shuswap Lake and for the Shuswap River downstream from east of Ashton Creek.

A tug boat that sank on Shuswap Lake on May 15 has been recovered.

READ MORE:  Tug boat sinks on Shuswap Lake: Interior Health cautions water users

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The Ministry of Environment found that only a small amount of diesel fuel had leaked into the lake and it was contained inside of booms installed at the site.

WATCH:  Dual fuel spills in the Shuswap

The tanker truck that crashed May 16 on Enderby Mabel Lake Road was removed from the site on Thursday.

WATCH:  Fuel truck carrying diesel and gasoline crashes near Shuswap River

No fuel reached the river and what was spilled was contained within booms put in place following the accident.

Based on the Ministry of Environmnet assessments, Interior Health is confident there is no longer a potential risk to water users.

 

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