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Shoreline cleanup, sampling complete following Dinan Bay diesel spill

By Karissa Gall
The Haida Gwaii Observer
May 19, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Shoreline cleanup and sampling is complete following the Dinan Bay diesel spill last month. Taan Forest spilled approximately 4,500 litres of diesel into the bay on April 22, when a valve feeding fuel to the electrical generator on the Toba Barge failed. According to the Council of the Haida Nations’s business arm HaiCo and its company Taan Forest, sampling of water, soil and marine life was completed on May 10, and “there has been no observed fish kills by response personnel, sampling personnel or shoreline assessment personnel. “Samples have been taken and are being analyzed”. “Once this data has been reviewed by the environmental unit and Unified Command… the results will be released.”

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