Almost a dozen fish were found dead between last Thursday and Friday at Line Creek Operation — a Teck mine and preparation plant near Sparwood.
“We have notified appropriate regulatory authorities and are currently working to determine the cause,” said Nic Milligan, Teck manager of community and Aboriginal affairs in a press release on Saturday.
Milligan assured the public that the West Line Creek Active Water Treatment Facility has also been shut down, and the water treatment works where the fish were found has been isolated.
As of last Saturday, Teck was working on removing the fish from the area and transporting them to another water body.
“At Teck we take these issues very seriously and are committed to ensuring the environment is protected,” said Milligan.
The deaths of the fish are not currently known.