Spill Incidents

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Incident Overviews

Incident overviews provide information on significant spills of oil or hazardous material in British Columbia. These overviews are not situation reports, but summaries about the incident location, scale, cause, response actions, and environmental impacts.

DISCLAIMER: Information provided is based on reports received by Emergency Management B.C. Information provided is considered to be current at the time of posting, but is subject to change as new information becomes available.

Incident date Name Source Nearest
Community
Last update Spilled
Content
May 17, 2017 Enderby Fuel Truck
Spill
Fuel Truck Enderby, B.C. May17/17 Diesel,
Gas
May 16, 2017 Sunken Tug in
Shuswap Lake
Tug Boat Saint Ives, B.C. May 19/17 Unknown
April 18, 2017 Nanaimo Curling Rink
Incident
Refrigerator Nanaimo, B.C. Apr. 18/17 Ammonia
April 15, 2017 Kootenay Lake Ferry
Incident
Kootenay
Balfour
Ferry
Balfour, B.C. May 9/17 Gear oil
April 10, 2017 Selkirk Vessel Fire Vessel Fire Victoria, B.C. Apr.10/17 Unknown
April 7, 2017 Motor Vehicle 
Incident near Elkford
Motor
Vehicle
Elkford, B.C. Apr. 7/17 Diesel fuel
Mar. 29, 2017 Ross Lake Vehicle
Incident
Motor 
Vehicle
Incident
Hazelton, B.C. Apr. 25/17 Vehicle 
Fluids 
(<1 L)
Mar. 24, 2017 Fraser River Sheen Submerged
Vessel
Mission, B.C. Mar. 25/17 Diesel fuel
Mar. 16, 2017 Hills Bros Mt Robson
Provincial Park 
Incident
Motor
Vehicle
Incident
Valemount, B.C. Mar. 17/17 Diesel fuel
Mar. 13, 2017 MVI in Glacier
National Park
Motor
Vehicle
Incident
Revelstoke,
B.C.
Mar. 14/17 Diesel fuel
Paint
Mar. 10, 2017 Diesel Spill south
of Port McNeill
Fuel
Tank
Kelsey Bay,
B.C.
Mar. 11/17 Diesel fuel
Mar. 5, 2017

Diesel Spill
near Echo Bay

Fuel
transfer
pump

Echo Bay, B.C.

Mar. 10/17 Diesel fuel
Mar. 2, 2017 Clandestine Drug
Lab Waste Spill
Drug Lab Rock Creek,
B.C.
Mar. 12/17 Drug Lab
Waste
Feb. 23, 2017

Pipeline Discharge
North of FSJ

Pipeline Prophet River,
B.C.
Feb. 27/17

Processed
Water
Emulsion

Feb. 17, 2017 RDKB Sewage Spill Sewage
Plant
Trail, B.C. Feb. 18/17 Effluent
Oct. 13, 2016 Seaforth Channel Tug Bella Bella, B.C. Oct. 15/16 Diesel fuel

All prior incidents can be found in our Past Spill Incidents page.

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