Columbia River Contamination

Update: The spill has been recorded as 650,000 gallons.

Incident Time: 26 Feb/0200 hours

Advised there is currently an ongoing release of acidic solution at the Teck Trail fertilizer operations (25 Aldridge Ave, Trail, BC, Canada).   The material was entering the C4 outfall which goes into the Columbia River but now is being diverted into a holding reservoir on site. The spilled material was initially flowing at 14 m3 per minute. The plant is in the process of being shut down and investigations on why the spill happened will occur.   Advised the amount of material that was discharged into the Columbia River was 2168.6 m3 with a PH of less than 4.

Earl Dickey

State Emergency Operations Officer

Washington State Emergency Management Division

Washington Military Department

Building 20, MS: TA-20

Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122


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