Motor Vehicle Incident on Highway 16 near Red Pass Junction

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Incident Description

Incident Date February 5, 2020 
Name Motor Vehicle Incident on Highway 16 near Red Pass Junction (DGIR: 193976 )
Source Tanker truck 
Nearest Community Mt Robson, B.C
Spilled Content Jet A Fuel
Who is involved? RCMP, CANUTEC, Transport Canada (TPC), Environment Canada (ECCC), B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV)


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 & Climate Change Strategy (ENV) 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

February 6, 2020 - 6:22 pm

At approximately 6:00 pm on February 5, 2020 a Super B Tanker truck hauling Jet A fuel rolled off into a ditch adjacent to Highway 16 near Red Pass Junction. 

Response contractors have offloaded all of the contents from the Super B tanker and salvage operations for the truck and trailer are complete.  There is currently no evidence of any waterways being affected due to the incident and minimal impacts to the receiving environment. 

Two Environmental Emergency Response Officers (EERO) with B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV) were at the site today (February 6, 2020) to oversee the response actions and undertake site assessments. An EERO will continue to monitor the incident and the impacted environment.

No additional updates are anticipated.

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