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December 1, 2022
The following information related to the fuel spill located along the ARAW (all-weather access road) between the community of Baker Lake and Meadowbank Mine operated by Agnico Eagle Limited.
The fuel tanker tipped at the 87km marker of the AWAR at 3:15PM CST on November 28, 2022. The tank was punctured and the spill is now estimated to be between 25- 30,000L. It was reported to KIA approximately between 6:30-7:30PM. The spill hotline was notified with an email at 9 PM.
So far, the affected area of the fuel spill is no more than 30 metres from the road. The emergency spill response team s currently on site and have dug up trenches to contain the spill and remediate the site, the affected material is being sent to land farm at Meadowbank Mine for processing. The remaining fuel from the punctured tank was pumped into another tanker.
KIA has been notified that no water bodies were affected, the closest water body being more then 600 meters away from the spill site. A KIA inspector has been sent to visit site for further details.
Communications Kivalliq Inuit Association
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