The case of the 'hazardous' white substance
The Ministry of Environment has taken over the investigation of an unknown substance that flowed into the West Arm of Kootenay Lake near the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort Monday afternoon.
Nelson Fire Department responded to the report of a “hazardous” white substance, east of the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort at 1:48 p.m. Monday.
Two on duty members responded to assess the spill and observed that a large amount of white liquid was flowing from the storm drain just upstream from the Prestige Lakeside Resort.
The Ministry of Environment Spill Response Team was notified as well as the City of Nelson Public Works supervisor.
The spill appears to have originated a few blocks uphill and the release of product was stopped shortly after discovery.
The product is not suspected to be an environmental concern and the Ministry of Environment will be investigating and assessing any clean up requirements.
Nelson Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to ensure that any unneeded hazardous products are taken to the appropriate recycling facility for disposal.