DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A large amount of what is believed to be diesel fuel has been spilled in the community of Rolla.
On Saturday residents were asked to avoid the area and remain indoors if the odor becomes to strong until the spill has been cleaned up. It’s unclear at this time how much diesel may have been spilled and what caused the spill in the community. The spill was first reported on May 6, 2022.
An Environmental Emergency Response Officer from the B.C. Ministry of Environment has been onsite investigating the cause.
Containment measures including absorbent pads, and an underflow dam were used, but the downstream contamination/odour has not yet dissipated.
According to the Environmental Emergency Response Officer in the community, residents have expressed concerns regarding fumes, drinking water and the health of livestock.
Oakridge Environmental has been retained and is onsite assisting with spill response efforts.
As more information is released by officials, we will update this story with the details.