A cleanup is underway after the main car ferry that crosses Kootenay Lake, B.C., leaked about 400 litres of gear oil into the lake Saturday morning.
(CBC NEWS VANCOUVER BC) – Western Pacific Marine, the company that operates the ferry, has hired a contractor to clean the spill and to also sample and monitor the water in the lake near the community of Balfour.
Absorbent pads and a boom are being used to contain and mop up the oil, which was mostly concentrated around docked boats and the beach.
The B.C. Ministry of Environment said that rain Saturday night also helped flush some of the oil out of the lake.