Support Fort St John News

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.

Report an error

Read our guiding principles

Thanks for reading!

Energeticcity.ca is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it – but we need your support. Give $10 a month to Energeticcity.ca today and be the reason we can cover the next story. 

More stories you might like

Avatar photo

Adam ReaburnGeneral Manager/Owner

Adam Reaburn is the owner of Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca. Adam has been working in broadcasting for over 20 years. Adam and his wife Tammy have lived in Fort St. John for over 18 years.