Province satisfied with Marie Lake clean up

  • Aug. 5, 2005 5:00 p.m.

The province is “quite satisfied” with work being done on assessing and cleaning up the Marie Lake diesel spill, according to Mike Drumm, Senior Contaminated Sites Officer, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection in Victoria.
Mr. Drumm says the oil is “still pretty well contained behind a boom barrier and a containment field. So the last reports are there is a little bit of a sheen on the water, but it’s all contained,” he said.
The province will have a remedial plan in place in the next few weeks he said, and was waiting for an assessment report before working on that plan when we spoke to him Tuesday.
“To this point the province is quite satisfied with the work being done so far,” he said. Mr. Drumm also said he had “no idea” of the cost of the clean up.
In Old Massett, band administrator Victor Robinson said it’s unclear at this point if the Marie Lake salmon hatchery will have to be moved.
“We are not sure, we feel that we have to look after the safety of the stock there. We might have to move them,” he said. Mr. Robinson said hatchery staff doesn’t know what the long-term damage is going to be, and is hoping to see the assessment report soon, and hopes “it can all be resolved amicably”.
The spill happened June 15 when a fuel tanker from North Arm Transportation in Masset slid off the road above the lake and spilled 15,000 litres of diesel fuel.

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