A Blissfield man is questioning when a 15-kilometre stretch of Highway 8 will be cleaned up after a truck spilled diesel fuel along the road earlier this week.
A truck carrying diesel spilled its load on the stretch of highway in Blissfield on Tuesday. Blissfield is located northeast of Doaktown on Highway 8 between Fredericton and Miramichi.
Weaver Campbell lives on the stretch of highway where the diesel was spilled earlier this week.
"It's just a black, black, oil, black pool of oil and it's a long stretch of road here," he said.
The Department of Environment has visited the area and has started to clean up the spill.
In an email to CBC News, a government spokesperson said the damage to soil should be minimal.
The environment department, however, does not know how long it will take to clean up the diesel spill.
A barrier of sand has been placed by the provincial government along the highway to soak up the diesel fuel.
But Campbell said he is not as concerned with the road as he is the grass on either side of it.
Some of the oil that was leaked onto the road has seeped down into the grass, he said.
Campbell said he has a well in this area and he's worried it could be contaminated by the diesel.
"[Tuesday] that had about five inches of depth, of a pool of oil," he said.
"Now, it's all soaked into the ground."
Campbell said he wants to know why the process of cleaning up the spill isn't already further along.
"If it was my oil tank and if it went, they'd be on to it immediately, and I'd have to clean it up," Campbell said.
"I think the government should have to do the same as we'd have to do."
Meanwhile, Campbell said he hopes this spill is cleaned up before it rains and diesel seeps even further into the ground.
The Department of Environment is working with RCMP to find the truck driver. RCMP say Environment Canada could hand down charges.