Sandy Beach Spill Clean Up Continues
Work is ongoing to ensure a diesel spill in a creek south of Sandy Beach a few weeks ago is properly cleaned up. On April 26, a crude oil tank trailer ended up in a creek on Highway 17, after reportedly trying to avoid a head-on collision. Though no crude was lost from the trailer, between 40 to 50 liters of diesel was lost from the saddle tanks.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment says the trucking company is cleaning up the spill. The company deployed booms and pads to the area to contain the spilt diesel. The ministry says soil from the area has been excavated and replaced. Water samples are currently being tested to ensure the water meets fresh water aquatic guidelines. The booms and pads are still in the creek to ensure any residual diesel is contained and cleaned up. The ministry says once the samples come back clean, the pads and booms will be removed. Results of the water samples aren't expected for a few weeks.
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