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Dec 2, 2022
Driver is safe, freshwater not yet contaminated, but too early to say the impact of the spill, Agnico Eagle states
A fuel tanker rolled onto its side on an all-weather road near Meadowbank Mine on Monday afternoon, spilling an estimated 20,000 litres of fuel, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. said in a news release.
The driver was not hurt and an emergency response process began after the report of the crash came in.
Meadowbank Mine is a gold mining complex owned by Agnico Eagle. It’s located 110 kilometres by road from Baker Lake.
No fresh water has been impacted by the spill, according to the release, which cited work done by an emergency and environmental response team.
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