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
Spilled
Content
Oct. 9, 2018 Enbridge Gas Line Fire Pipeline Prince George Natural Gas
Sept. 9, 2018 Lina Island Grounding Accommodation
Barge
Village of
Queen Charlotte
None at this time
Aug. 14, 2018 Truck fire north of
Hudson's Hope
Vehicle Hudson's
Hope
Petroleum
Condensate

Aug. 14 2018

Capsized Tug
near Deering Island

Vessel

Vancouver,
B.C.

Diesel

Aug. 2, 2018 Float Plane incident
on Tyaughton Lake
Plane Gold Bridge,
B.C.
Fuel
July 18, 2018 Tanker truck incident
near Elko Tunnel 
Tanker truck Morrissey,
B.C.
Calcium
Chloride
July 11, 2018 Prince Rupert Container 
Terminal Incident 
Unknown Prince Rupert,
B.C.
Unknown 
July 11, 2018  CN Train Derailment
north of Pemberton
Train Pemberton,
B.C.
None at 
this time
June 18, 2018 Silverdale Barge Incident Vessel Silverdale,
B.C.
Unknown
May 24, 2018 Goldstream Motor
Vehicle Incident

Motor Vehicle
Incident

Langford,
B.C.

Possible 
Furnace Oil

May 9, 2018 Gas line struck in Pitt 
Meadows
Gas Line Pitt Meadows,
B.C.
Natural Gas
April 11, 2018 Fuel truck spill -
Mile 543 Alaska Hwy
Transport
Truck
Watson Lake,
Yukon
Fuel
April 9, 2018 Sinking fishing vessel
near Prince Rupert 
Vessel Prince
Rupert
Unknown
Mar. 22, 2018 Hydrochloric Acid spill
near Alberta border
Tanker truck Tupper Hydrochloric
Acid
Mar. 20, 2018 Gas leak at Silver Star
Resort
Severed gas
line
SilverStar 
Resort 
Natural Gas
Mar. 13, 2018 English Bay Oil Sheen Unconfirmed Vancouver,
B.C.
Oil
Feb. 24, 2018 HMCS Calgary Fuel Spill HMCS 
Calgary
Strait of 
Georgia
Fuel
Jan. 25, 2018 Overturned Tanker
Truck near Grand Forks
Tanker
Truck
Grand Forks,
B.C.
Fuel

Jan. 22, 2018

Ethanol Fire in Port
Coquitlam Rail Yard
Tanker 
Truck
Port 
Coquitlam, 
B.C.
Ethanol
Jan. 19, 2018 Coal Train Derailment
near Hazelton
Rail Hazelton,
B.C.
Coal
Dec. 4, 2017 Tank Truck Jack-knife
near Fort St John
Tanker
Truck
Fort St. John,
B.C.
Condensate
Nov. 28, 2017 Tractor Trailer Fire near
Hope (Hwy 5)
Semi fire Hope, B.C. Corrosive
liquid
Nov. 26, 2017 POTENTIAL: Tug Jake 
Shearer SW of Bella Bella
Fuel Barge Bella Bella,
B.C. 
None at 
this time
Nov. 23, 2017 Hells Gate
Train Derailment
Train 
Engine
Hells Gate,
B.C.
Fuel
Nov. 21, 2017 South Okanagan
Hazmat Incident 
Unknown Kaleden,
B.C.
Caustic 
Substance
Nov. 15, 2017 Logging Truck Engine
Fluid Spill near
Caycuse B.C.
Logging 
truck
Caycuse,
B.C.
Fuel
Oct. 24, 2017 Ammonia Leak at
Chicken Processing
Facility 
Facility  Coquitlam,
B.C. 
Ammonia 
Oct. 17, 2017 Fernie Arena 
Ammonia Release
Arena Fernie, B.C. Ammonia
Oct. 12, 2017 Mitchell Island 
Industrial Fire
Industrial
Fire 
Richmond,
B.C.
Fire Suppression
Water
Oct. 8, 2017 Caustic Liquid Spill 
near the AB-BC border
Tanker
truck
Dawson 
Creek, B.C.
Caustic 
liquid
Sept. 27, 2017 Industrial Vehicle in
the Beatton River
Pumper 
truck
Pink Mountain,
B.C.
Hydraulic fluid, 
engine fluids
Aug.31, 2017 Vessel Fire near 
Gabriola Island
Vessel  Gabriola,
B.C.
Diesel
July 31, 2017

Langford Motor
Vehicle Incident

Tanker
truck
Langford,
B.C.
Diesel

July 27, 2017

Northwest Fuels
Bell-Irving fuel spill

Tanker
truck

Stewart,
B.C.

Diesel

July 14, 2017 Langley Motor Vehicle
Incident 
Fuel Tank Langley,
B.C. 
Diesel
June 15, 2017 Fuel Tanker Incident 
Near Kennedy Lake
Tanker
truck
Ucluelet,
B.C.
Jet A fuel
May 17, 2017 Enderby Fuel Truck
Spill
Fuel Truck Enderby,
B.C.
Diesel,
Gas
May 16, 2017 Sunken Tug in
Shuswap Lake
Tug Boat Saint Ives,
B.C.
Unknown
April 18, 2017 Nanaimo Curling Rink
Incident
Refrigerator Nanaimo,
B.C.
Ammonia
April 15, 2017 Kootenay Lake Ferry
Incident
Kootenay
Balfour Ferry
Balfour, B.C. Gear oil
April 10, 2017 Selkirk Vessel Fire Vessel Fire Victoria, B.C. Unknown
April 7, 2017 Motor Vehicle 
Incident near Elkford
Motor
Vehicle
Elkford,
B.C.
Diesel fuel
Mar. 29, 2017 Ross Lake Vehicle
Incident
Motor Vehicle
Incident
Hazelton,
B.C.
Vehicle 
Fluids 
(<1 L)
Mar. 24, 2017 Fraser River Sheen Submerged
Vessel
Mission,
B.C.
Diesel fuel
Mar. 16, 2017 Hills Bros Mt Robson
Provincial Park Incident
Motor Vehicle
Incident
Valemount,
B.C.
Diesel fuel
Mar. 13, 2017 MVI in Glacier
National Park
Motor Vehicle
Incident
Revelstoke,
B.C.
Diesel fuel
Paint
Mar. 10, 2017 Diesel Spill south
of Port McNeill
Fuel
Tank
Kelsey Bay,
B.C.
Diesel fuel
Mar. 5, 2017

Diesel Spill
near Echo Bay

Fuel transfer
pump

Echo Bay,
B.C.

Diesel fuel
Mar. 2, 2017 Clandestine Drug
Lab Waste Spill
Drug Lab Rock Creek,
B.C.
Drug Lab
Waste

Feb. 23, 2017

Pipeline Discharge
North of FSJ

Pipeline

Prophet River,
B.C.

Processed
Water Emulsion

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

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