Nanaimo Curling Rink Incident

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Incident Description

Incident Date April 18, 2017
Name Nanaimo Curling Rink Incident (DGIR: 170212)
Source Refrigerator 
Nearest Community Nanaimo, B.C.
Spilled Content Ammonia
Who is involved? B.C. Ministry of Environment, Emergency Management B.C., Nanaimo Fire Department


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

April 18, 2017 - 1:03 pm

The Nanaimo Curling Rink reported an ammonia discharge this morning that resulted in an evacuation of the Nanaimo Curling Rink at 106 Wall Street, Nanaimo, B.C.

The discharge resulted from the draining of a chiller (refrigerator) which activated their low level alarm, leading to the evacuation.

No injuries or health issues have been reported. The Nanaimo Fire Department is on-scene.

No further updates are anticipated. 


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