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City responds to oily spill

Salmon Arm Fire Department personnel work to contain what Shuswap Emergency Program officials describe as a small spill of an oily substance
Salmon Arm Fire Department personnel work to contain what Shuswap Emergency Program officials describe as a small spill of an oily substance' located west of Marine Park wharf.
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The Shuswap Emergency Program reports that what's described as "a small spill of an oily substance" made its way into Shuswap Lake on Thursday, May 29.

The spill, located west of Marine Park Drive, had a pungent odour similar to a diesel or solvent smell, making the product difficult to identify.

SEP officials state the City of Salmon Arm Public Works Department and the Salmon Arm Fire Department responded quickly and the remaining material was contained with absorbent material.

The outlet is now reported to be flowing and clear of any substance.

No sign of harm to wildlife or birds was reported in or around the spill area.

The source or how the substance entered the City of Salmon Arm’s storm sewer system is not known.

Anyone with information regarding the spill is encouraged to call the Ministry of Environment RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on the Telus Mobility Network.

 

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