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HAZMAT investigates oily spill in Wilson Creek

A slick of some type of oily substance on the surface of Wilson Creek prompted a call to HAZMAT Monday, Febuary 17, 2014.
February 17, 2014 - 1:02 PM

KELOWNA - The source of oily water reported in Wilson Creek Monday morning has yet to be determined by the Kelowna fire department's Hazardous Materials team.

HAZMAT was told of the event, described as a possible oil spill, shortly after 10:30 a.m. A culvert pipe thought to be connected to storm drains is being investigated as a possible source for the spill. Tests for hydrocarbons were conducted on site and were negative, meaning the material isn't petroleum based.

The creek flows into Okanagan Lake and booms are in place to contain the spill. The Ministry of the Environment has been called to help assess the situation.

More to come. 

The HAZMAT team place booms around the creek to keep the spill contained.
The HAZMAT team place booms around the creek to keep the spill contained.

Investigators check a culvert pipe as a potential source for the spill.
Investigators check a culvert pipe as a potential source for the spill.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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