The BC Liberal Environment critic says the spill about 100 litres of crude oil that leaked into the ground at a Kinder Morgan station north of Kamloops Sunday morning must be put into context.
Kamloops North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar says the spill was very small.
“If you look at all the older gas stations around the province there are probably more hydrocarbons in the ground operations from the spill.”
Milobar points out the government says no waterways have been affected.
“I think the key to this is the fact that the system worked and it kept it to a small one. There is always going to be a bit hiccup on any type of industrial operation, and thankfully this was very small.”
Milobar says, the spill was detected immediately, showing the checks and balances do work.