No one hurt, chemical contained after tanker truck overturns

The incident took place near the intersection of Range Road 219 and Adams Road, near the Co-op Cardlock station.

“An investigation revealed that the driver had taken too sharp of a turn, and the trailer caught the ditch and turned over,” said Staff Sgt. Darren Traichevich of the Dawson Creek RCMP.

He said a small amount of chemical was released into the ditch, but that product was contained by fire crews and did not appear to pose any danger to the environment, though he said the incident was reported to the Ministry of Environment.

He added no injuries resulted from the incident.

An official from the Ministry of Environment's Environmental Protection Division in the Peace region confirmed less than 100 litres of monoethanolamine (MEA), a chemical compound used to remove hydrogen sulphide (H2S) from natural gas, and a small amount of deisel fuel were released from the overturned truck. The official said the spill was contained to a small area and a vacuum truck was used to clean it up, and that contaminated soil was also removed.