Restrictions on Slocan River use imposed

Conditions of restrictions intended to enhance safety of fuel clean-up personnel as well at the general public.

Sgt. Darryl Little of the RCMP’s Kootenay Boundary Regional  Detachment has issued a press release in regard to restrictions being imposed on activities along the Slocan River from Lemon Creek (site of last Friday’s spill of jet fuel) to the Kootenay River.

After consultation with Transport Canada the force has issued a “Vessel Operating Restriction” which will be in lifted once the clean-up of the jet fuel spill has been completed.

The press release explains that the “purpose of the restriction is two fold:

#1. to protect the workers who are actively engaged in cleaning the river,

#2- to protect members of the general public who may become entangled in the booms being used to trap the fuel.”

The August 2 communique cites Section 15 of the Vessel Operations Restriction Regulations as the authority for issuing such a notice. This would include kayaks and canoes. The public is asked to adhere to the regulation so that everyone is safe.

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