Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Health, Safety Risk after Acidic Spill into Columbia River: Teck Resources

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Health, Safety Risk after Acidic Spill into Columbia River: Teck Resources

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Acidic spill at Teck Resources in Trail, B.C.

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TRAIL, B.C. - The British Columbia Environment Ministry says an acidic solution spilled into the Columbia River from a fertilizer plant in southeastern B.C. but pH levels in the water returned to normal limits within hours.

The spill occurred early Tuesday at the Teck Resources Ltd. plant in Trail, B.C., and a statement from the ministry says the fertilizer plant was shut down.

The acid, which hasn't been identified, was diverted to an on-site reservoir and the ministry says the liquid will be neutralized before being released.

A statement from Teck describes the spill as a "low pH incident" at an outfall and the plant has since been reopened.

The company says authorities including Emergency Management BC and the Ministry of Environment were immediately notified. …

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