Two vehicle collision with diesel release near Stony Plain
October 10, 2017 - 10:45 a.m.
On October 10, Alberta Environment and Parks was notified of a collision involving two semis (hauling gravel and black dirt - no dangerous goods involved) which has resulted in the release of approximately 200 litres of diesel and approximately 50 litres of oil and antifreeze.
The oil and antifreeze is contained to the highway, but one of the units and the released diesel has entered a nearby unnamed creek. It is unknown if there are fish in the creek. The local fire department has put an absorbent boom and pads in the creek to contain the diesel.
A regional responder from Environment and Parks has arrived on site and is currently conducting a site assessment. The regional responder also installed another absorbent boom. The creek is full, but water movement is minimal at this time. The responsible party has contacted their insurance company; the company is organizing environmental response resources.
Once the site assessment is completed, a plan will be formulated for the removal of the unit and containment of the topsoil and diesel. A monitoring plan will be compiled to monitor the water quality during removal.