An estimated 2,800 litres of toxic bunker fuel oil spilled from a grain-carrying cargo tanker anchored in the middle of Burrard Inlet. We’ve seen the early effects wash up in the seaweed and rocks on Kitsilano Beach and other Vancouver beaches, which are now closed to the public. It’s what we don’t yet see, like the long term impact on marine life and marine ecosystems, that’s most worrying.
If you want to help out with the spill clean-up, you can register to volunteer with the City of Vancouver here: http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/fuel-spill-cleanup.aspx
Last modified: April 10, 2015