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Two water advisories prompted by Shuswap fuel spills ended

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May 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM

SHUSWAP - A pair of recent water quality advisories have been rescinded for areas around the Shuswap after fuel spill concerns.

The advisory issued after a tanker truck crashed on May 16 on Mabel Lake Road has been lifted. Ministry of Environment staff and consultants found that no fuel had reached the nearby Shuswap River. The gas and diesel that did spill has been contained and the Interior Health Authority has deemed the water no longer at risk, according to a press release.

The crash sent the driver of the fuel truck to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

An advisory issued May 15 after a tug boat sank near Cape Horn near the Cinnemouson Narrows on Shuswap Lake has also been lifted after Ministry of Environment staff concluded some diesel did escape the the tug but was contained by booms. Interior Health has also deemed the water not at risk.

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