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Diesel Spill at First & George

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 11:14 AM
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Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Fire Rescue is on the scene of a diesel spill this morning.

A witness tells 250News a five gallon can fell off a vehicle just before 11 a.m. at First Avenue and George Street.

The City has already applied some sand and traffic continues to flow through the area.


Good thing it was not 250,000 to 500,000 liters like SK has to deal with in their river. Very little news coverage in BC about this issue.Listened to BCTV news and not a peep.

    Just as quiet as they are about Natgas home explosions . Like the latest one in the GTO that killed two . The fossils own the press . That’s too obvious . It must be driving them nuts that people aren’t buying their papers in droves . Black press survives on fossil ads . Black press , how apt a name .

      I guess that the fossils don’t own CTV Vancouver as I just watched an update on the Noon News about the “up to 250,000 litres” that were spilled!

      Ataloss how come no news on your favorite liberal news outlets on the vast pollution in China from mining and manufacturing of your imaginary solar panels and related equipment.

      OMG Ataloss, the fossils must own the press, all the way to the CBC! After all, CBC has just today reported the following:

      “Elections commissioner sanctions Green Party for peddling ‘misleading’ polling data”!

      “Erroneous information distributed in flyers in hard-fought Victoria riding”

      Liz, say it isn’t so!

      ht tp://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/elections-commissioner-green-party-polling-1.3695519

      Another beauty from ataloss Wow, you are colossal nutbar.

    thankfully it wasn’t
    but the way things are going it could well be
    sooner than we think.

wow, short day on news, 20 litres of fuel,

remember the good ole days, when dad changed the oil in the car, his finishing words, well it came out of the ground!

No biggie, just let it soak into the asphalt.

    You do know that it dissolves asphalt , right ?

      That’s why it soaks into it so nicely.

      Hmmm, I have dealt with some pretty large diesel spills on asphalt and all anyone did was apply sand and sweep it up best they could. A few days later there is no evidence a spill even occurred. Now battery acid is another story…

    Last year a truck accident just north of Redrock resulted in a ruptured fuel tank and a lot more than 20 liters that ran downhill for a quarter kilometer on the pavement and gravel shoulder. No pooling so nothing was done about it except they spread some sand on it. After a month there was no sign of it to be seen. Nature can handle small spills with no problem.

Someone tell the cleanup crew that the asphalt the diesel fell on, is more harmful than the diesel fuel iteself…

I would worry about the diesel going down storm drains and then into the river. Also storm drains are prone to fumes exploding when a spark sets them off! In any case, these spills are not a laughing matter or something to joke about. The SK pipeline break and spill just shows that pipelines do fail regularly.

    There have been more spills by road and rail than there ever will be by pipelines, period.

      actually , lately pipelines have done more than their share of polluting the land.
      they might not pollute as often, but they make up for it in amount leaked.

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