cleanup underway after barge runs aground in esquimalt harbour - water absorbent pads
The cleaning staff are concentrating on the coastline of the pulumper Bay, where a barge carrying 30,000 liters of diesel ran aground the port of Esquimalt.
Vancouver piling said its construction barge was carrying 20,000 to 30,000 liters early Sunday morning as it dispersed in strong winds and hit the coast.
On Monday, a red Canadian Coast Guard helicopter circled the small protected bay to measure the impact of the leak.
The large construction barge carrying cranes ran aground near the port of Plumper Bay. The sandy rock-
The scattered Beach is the Esquimalt country on one side and the Songhees country on the other.
The Esquimalt national administrative office is used as a command post for cleaning and monitoring personnel of various stakeholders, including provincial and federal governments.
On Monday, with the First Nation and crew of Vancouver piling, a Western Canada Marine Response Company, the smell of diesel filled the air
Heading for ocean response and cleanupB. C.
On-site experts from the Environment Department and the Canadian Coast Guard monitored the confusion.
Western Canada Marine spokesman Michael Lowry said that as of late Monday afternoon, about 36,000 liters of oily wastewater had been removed from the Gulf;
An estimated 75 of them are diesel.
Water homework is over, says Lowry.
"It looks like there's not much in the ocean environment that we can recycle with a spreaders.
The company received a call at 11. m.
Sunday one o'clock P. M. m.
And arranged a secondary enclosure boom. Clean-
Crew members wearing yellow tyveč protective clothing were working all night to remove contaminants from the water.
Of the initial 16,000 litres of diesel oil extracted earlier on Monday, some were extracted from tanks that did not leak into the water.
"Diesel is not the worst case because it's a lighter fuel and it does evaporate," Lowry said . ".
"This is definitely a controlled leak.
Absorption pads are placed on the coastline, Lowry said.
Once they absorb the fuel, the mat is placed in a large yellow bag for safe disposal.
"When we turn to the coastline section, the biggest focus will be to restore the area to a state where everyone is happy," Lowry said . ". B. C.
Environment department wildlife biologist Trudy Chatwin observed a blue heron with Crows, Canadian geese and dozens of seagulls.
Fly, fill and slightly cross the water on the shore.
"The most important thing is the Heron," Chatwin said . ".
"This is a species of particular concern.
"It is also worrying that the birds eat fish in the water and eat on the coastline.
A seagull is eating fresh clams.
In fact, most birds are flying and eating is a positive sign, Chatwin said.
She said she saw at least one seagull appear to have been stained with oil.
Wildlife biologists fear that if they consume toxic fuel, they will fuel the feathers of birds or make them sick or permanently hurt their organs.
QM international environmental and industrial services is evaluating the cleanup of the coastline.
Coastline cleaning assessment technology (SCAT)
A number of teams were deployed to investigate the oil-coated shoreline area, assess the impact, and suggest appropriate clean-up strategies.
"We haven't seen the report yet.
It will provide information on the cleanup technology we will be doing, "said Laurie.
All the cleaning staff said they were working with the first nations in the region.
Andy Thomas, president of Esquimalt, could not be reached immediately for comment.
Leanne Shaw, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver stakes, said that the clean-up will only end if all stakeholders agree.
Kim Stanley, health, safety and environment manager for piling in Vancouver, said the oil spill was controlled by the initial boom.
The owner of the Defense Department's port is believed to be his prompt action to roll out the initial boom and control most of the oil spill.
Stanley recommends that the public avoid contact with the Esquimalt port and its surrounding water and coastline areas when conducting assessments.
"We also recommend that the public avoid contact with oily wildlife because professional rescuers will handle the cleanup," he said . ".
Shaw said that the Vancouver piling started around 100 and there has never been such an incident.
Ceharnett @ time colonists