Langford Motor Vehicle Incident

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Incident Description

Incident Date July 31, 2017
Name Langford Motor Vehicle Incident
Source Tanker truck
Nearest Community Langford, B.C.
Spilled Content Diesel
Who is involved? Emergency Management B.C., B.C. Ministry of Environment, City of Langford, H2X Environmental, McRea's EnvironmentalServices Ltd., City of Langford Fire Department, RCMP


Response Phase Detail

The responsible person or spiller is legally required to clean-up or manage the clean-up of a spill. In incidents where the responsible person is unknown, unable or unwilling to manage the clean up, the Ministry of Environment may assume the role. The updates below reflect the Ministry’s oversight of the spillers’ actions; details describe the spill response phase, only, and not the complete lifecycle of the spill. See More Information for other related reports. 

Updates are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top. Industry-specific language may be explained in the Glossary of Terms (PDF).

Most Recent Update

July 31, 2017 - 5:00 pm

A motor vehicle incident involving a tanker truck occurred earlier today, resulting in a diesel fuel spill. The spilled fuel has entered the municipal storm drain which leads to Millstream Creek.

RCMP and the City of Langford Fire Department responded to the accident scene. The City of Langford Engineering Department and B.C. Ministry of Environment investigated the storm drain and Millstream Creek. It was confirmed that the spilled fuel entered Millstream Creek.

The City of Langford has deployed absorbent boom in the creek to confine the product. A hydro-vac truck is also working near Millstream Creek to remove product from the storm drain before it reaches the creek.

Due to the salmon spawning areas nearby, the B.C. Environmental Emergency Response Officer  (EERO) onsite is working with Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) Critical Incidents Team to connect with the Malahat First Nations, Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, and the WSANEC First Nations (Tseycum, Tsawout, Tsartlip, and Pauquachin). 

No further updates are expected unless the situation deteriorates.