Diesel spill detected at fish farm off coast of northern Vancouver Island

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Clean-up crews are responding to a diesel spill off the north coast of Vancouver Island.

The spill happened at about four:30 a.m. Sunday at an Atlantic salmon fish farm positioned in Echo Bay, about 70 kilometres east of Port Hardy, Canadian Coast Guard stated.

According to government, between 900 and 1,000 litres of biodiesel gas overflowed into the water for the reason that facility operator left a gas switch pump grew to become on in a single day.

Most of the spill is confined to the fish pens, and body of workers are the use of absorbent pads to try to blank up the gas.

The Coast Guard, together with the Ministry of Environment and Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation, are responding to the spill.

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