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BC government not effectively managing hazardous spills, auditor general says – Kelowna Now

Feb 28, 2024

The number of hazardous spills in British Columbia has trended upwards over the last several years, making it even more important for the government to prepare, auditor general Michael Pickup says.

His latest report released Tuesday says the Ministry of Environment is not effectively managing hazardous spills in the province, using a decade−old response plan and data that is not easily accessible.

“Whether it’s fuel from a motor−vehicle incident or a leak from a sunken or grounded boat, thousands of spills are reported every year and the number has trended higher,” Pickup said in a statement.

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