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Bella Bella diesel spill response questioned by Heiltsuk First Nation Chief after booms fail

Related NewsOct 22, 2016

The Heiltsuk ​Nation Chief says booms placed around a tug boat grounded in the waters off Bella Bella, B.C., have failed due to adverse weather. "From the air, it looks like the spill is completely free in the water," said Marilyn Slett in a written ... Read More

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Big storm slowing down clean up of "sickening" spill on west coast

Related NewsOct 19, 2016

First responders cleaning up a diesel spill in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest were given a "stand down" order on Wednesday for their own safety as severe storms pounded the waters where a tug and barge unit ran aground late last week. ... Read More

Tug's diesel spill a ‘nightmare’ for Heiltsuk Nation in British Columbia

Related NewsOct 18, 2016

Members of the Heiltsuk Nation are hoping cleanup crews can protect clam beaches and salmon streams after a tug pushing a massive fuel barge ran aground near Bella Bella in the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. The barge, which has ... Read More

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I’m Still Waiting for an Interview With a Government Scientist About the Diesel Spill Near Bella Bella

Related NewsOct 17, 2016

I’m irritated today. Maybe it’s a case of the Mondays. Maybe it’s because B.C.’s pipeline incident webpage has been down for over a month. Or maybe it’s because the amount of oil spilled from a pipeline into an Alberta wetland, first reported on ... Read More

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Central Coast diesel spill response slow, ineffective, serious damage done: Heiltsuk

Related NewsOct 17, 2016

Judging by official statements in the aftermath of the ongoing Central Coast diesel fuel spill, the response to the disaster was relatively effective and damage minimized – a PR line largely soaked up by the mainstream media. To the people in whose ... Read More

Central Coast diesel spill response slow, ineffective, serious damage done: Heiltsuk

Related NewsOct 17, 2016

Judging by official statements in the aftermath of the ongoing Central Coast diesel fuel spill, the response to the disaster was relatively effective and damage minimized – a PR line largely soaked up by the mainstream media.Read More

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B.C. government’s lack of progress on oil spill response highlighted by tug accident

Related NewsOct 16, 2016

In 2012 the B.C. government set out five conditions that must be met before the province supports two proposed pipelines that would greatly increase tanker traffic on the West Coast. No.2 on that list is the establishment of a “world-leading marine ... Read More

B.C. government’s lack of progress on oil spill response highlighted by tug accident

Related NewsOct 16, 2016

In 2012 the B.C. government set out five conditions that must be met before the province supports two proposed pipelines that would greatly increase tanker traffic on the West Coast. No.2 on that list is the establishment of a “world-leading marine ... Read More

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Heiltsuk call for tanker ban to include fuel barges amid ongoing leak in Great Bear Sea

Related NewsOct 13, 2016

A 10,000 tonne US-owned fuel barge, the Nathan E. Stewart, ran aground in Seaforth Channel on BC’s central coast early this morning and the tug that was towing it is now leaking fuel into the highly sensitive marine environment of the Great Bear Sea ... Read More

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Clam beds at risk after sinking tug spills fuel near Bella Bella, says local First Nation

Related NewsOct 13, 2016

First Nations on B.C.'s Central Coast are worried about environmental damage after a tug boat that left Alaska with nearly 200,000 litres of diesel fuel ran aground early Thursday morning near Bella Bella. The Nathan E. Stewart and the empty fuel ... Read More

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