host picture

Bookmark and Share

Industrial leak on Prince Rupert's Watson Island

An emergency environmental response officer has been dispatched to Prince Rupert where more than a litre of either fuel or oil is leaking per day. The B.C. Ministry of Environment confirmed the leak is coming from a bunker fuel pipeline at Watson Island. An engineering firm will join the ministry officer today to assess the situation. It isn't clear what impact the leak has had, or when the leak began.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.