Saturday, May 11, 2013

What's the plan to stop oil leak from sunken ship off Newfoundland's northeast coast

I posed the following question in the House of Commons on Friday, May 10th.

Mr. Speaker,

People have been shaking their heads in disbelief with the news that the source of an ongoing oil spill off Newfoundland's northeast coast is a ship that sank in the 1980s.

For decades, successive federal governments knew this ship was below the waves — a potential environmental hazard — and did nothing to clean out the oil.

Now, slicks are appearing as the ship's tanks begin to leak.

Mr. Speaker, where is the government's plan to clean up this environmental hazard permanently?

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