Over 250,000 litres of oil were released and resulted in a major fish kill a short distance downstream from the rupture. The company was charged under the federal Fisheries Act with allegedly depositing a deleterious substance into the river in violation of subsections 36 (3) and 35 (1) and under the Migratory Birds Regulations. The spill response was managed by Pembina Pipeline Corporation. This spill was one of the most expensive inland pipeline oil spill in Canadian history. The company has spent over $30,000,000 and the local government and provincial agencies were also heavily impacted.
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|Date||August 1 2000|
985000 Litres Oil
Pembina Pipeline Corp.
|Legal consequences||None entered|
|Environmental impact||The environmental impact included mortality to fish, insects and wildlife. The river water supply to the District of Chetwynd was shut off and the use of many groundwater wells near the river was discontinued.|
BC Ministry of Environment
South Peace Historical Society