Though the truck has been removed from Lemon Creek

Water sampling continues in Kootenay waterways

Extensive sampling of water courses in the Slocan Valley continues following the fuel spill in Lemon Creek on Friday.

Extensive sampling of water courses in the Slocan Valley continues following the fuel spill in Lemon Creek on Friday.

Visual inspection of the Slocan, Columbia and Kootenay rivers and Lemon Creek has occurred from the air and by boat.

“Little evidence of fuel was visible on the Columbia River and one or two relatively small isolated pockets were observed on the Kootenay River,” the Regional District of Central Kootenay stated in a press release issued at noon Monday. “There is evidence of fuel still on the Slocan River, particularly in back eddies, log jams and gravel bars. Because of this continuing presence, the Do Not Use order placed by Interior Health remains in effect for surface source users downstream of Lemon Creek.”

Analysis of sampling is being expedited and and the RDCK says it should be available within a day or two.

The various agencies along with the company – Executive Flight Centre – are working at providing water to those who are unable to resource alternate sources for everyday use.

A public meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Winlaw Community Hall. Representatives of the agencies involved and the company will speak and address questions.

 

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