Foam on Nicomekl not hazardous: ministry

Officials say foam spotted on the Nicomekl River in South Surrey Thursday was not caused by anything hazardous.

Surrey firefighters investigating a report of foam floating on the Nicomekl River Thursday were unable to identify what caused it or where it came from.

Deputy fire Chief Jon Caviglia confirmed Friday, however, that crews were able to eliminate “a whole bunch of nasty products” as being the source.

“We suspect it may just be manure or something that mixed in with something that caused a foam,” he said.

Officials with the B.C. Ministry of Environment said the foam was initially reported to the Provincial Emergency Program’s spill reporting line, and the ministry contacted the fire department, communications officer Suntanu Dalal said by email.

“The ministry has been advised that… no hazardous chemical issues were noted,” Dalal writes.

Spills may be reported at anytime to 1-800-663-3456.

 

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