EOC transitioning to 'facilitation role' post Lemon-Creek spill
As the Lemon Creek fuel spill moves from a response phase to a recovery and remediation phase, the Emergency Operations Centre for the Regional District of Central Kootenay will transition to providing assistance and information to the lead agencies and its constituents.
“We will continue to have staff involved in the management of this ongoing situation that has adversely impacted so many,” said RDCK Chief Administrative Officer Brian Carruthers.
“At this point in time our role will be to assist the lead agencies — Interior Health and the Ministry of Environment — in providing information to the public through our website, social media and toll-free line.
“Executive Flight Centre is fully engaged in remediation efforts. They will be working closely with the involved agencies as the cleanup and remediation of the impacted area continues.”
The company is responsible for all costs stemming from the accident. It has hired two environmental companies for ongoing remediation and assessment work.
They have approximately 65 people working on-site under the direction of the Ministry of Environment, who are providing oversight and technical advice such as prescribed plans.
Residents impacted by the event should contact:
Executive Flight Centre(claims, information on remediation progress, reporting of information, etc.)
Toll free number to come (being established)
www.lemoncreekresponse.ca(for information updates)
Ministry of Environment(sampling assessments, technical information)
Interior Health Authority (concerns about wells, environmental health impacts)
(250) 420-2240 or (250) 420-2220