Victoria MP urging feds to complete Rock Bay remediation

Kyle Reynolds, CFAX 1070


Victoria's MP plans to send a letter to Ottawa in hopes of ensuring the Rock Bay remediation project doesn't fall by the wayside.

The project is two-thirds complete. It's one of 67-hundred Canadian sites that have been labelled toxic, and the government has earmarked $3.6-billion dollars for their remediation.

Murray Rankin's concern stems from news that environmental costs are ballooning, causing Ottawa to rethink their strategy.

"How are they going to make those difficult choices about who gets cleaned up and who doesn't? My answer is go after the so-called priority sites. Of the 67-hundred of them, 27-hundred are priority sites, and guess what? Rock Bay is one of them."

The project was first announced nine years ago, and is one of the largest environmental remediation projects ever undertaken on this side of the country.

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