Federal and provincial agencies are responding to a diesel spill on B.C.’s central coast.
B.C.’s ministry of environment said it was notified of a spill on Monday into the Wannock River and into the Rivers Inlet marine environment.
According to the ministry, the spill stemmed from a tanker truck carrying between 7,000 and 8,000 litres of diesel. The spill is believed to have been caused by a crack in a line from one of the trailer units.
The spill area has been mapped, the ministry said, and priority areas have been established in the vicinity of the spill site.
A containment boom and sorbents have been deployed around the spill site and planning for water spill recovery operations is underway, the ministry said.