Diesel release into creek near Nanton
December 5, 2018 - 7:50 am
On December 5, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) was notified that a transport unit hauling seafood had driven off a bridge into a creek on Highway 2. The saddle tanks were crushed and actively releasing diesel fuel into the creek.
A regional responder has been deployed to the accident site. Local authorities have contracted a spill response contractor and vacuum units are on route. The unit is unstable and the local authorities have not been able to locate documents for unit ownership.
Once resources arrive, site assessments will be conducted and an action plan for the removal of the unit and diesel containment and recovery will be developed.