A relatively small diesel spill in False Creek has been contained, Vancouver’s deputy city manager says.
“It’s somewhere between 30 and 1,000 litres, so they have a hard time estimating, but they have been able to contain it with about 1,000 feet of boom.”
Sadhu Johnston says clean up is underway, but people, and their dogs, are being told to stay out of the water near the spill. Paddleboating is okay.
It’s unclear where the spill came from, but it is likely from a boat in the marina.
Given the spill is diesel, Johnston adds, the material is likely to evaporate.
A portion of the seawall that was closed has re-opened. Boaters are urged to stay away.
Park biologists say the spill is unlikely to effect area beaches.