Lemon Creek Jet A1 Fuel Spill, July 26, 2013


On July 26, 2013, a tanker truck carrying approximately 35,000 litres of Jet A1 fuel rolled into Lemon Creek in the Slocan Valley. The tanker was carrying fuel for helicopters fighting a forest fire in the area. Lemon Creek is a tributary of the Slocan River, which drains into the Kootenay River. The Ministry will continue to oversee implementation of monitoring activities to ensure the information generated meets the Ministry’s needs for assessing potential environmental impacts and monitoring ecosystem recovery.