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Officials say 4500 litres of fuel spilled 30 m from the Liard River

Officials say 4500 litres of fuel spilled 30 m from the Liard River

The BC environment ministry says crews have offloaded remaining fuel from a tanker truck that crashed along the Alaska Highway south of the BC-Yukon border.

The rig hit the ditch early Wednesday and punctured one of its tanks, spilling an estimated 4500 litres of fuel right next to the Liard River.

An environmental consulting company has been hired to test the soil around the spill site to determine any impacts and the truck has been transported to Watson Lake.

While it’s believed the spill was contained to the soil and no sheen was seen on the water, the environment ministry says much of the river is still covered by snow.

Officials say stakeholders are being kept in the loop about the spill response, but no further public updates are expected unless the situation gets worse.

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