Thunder Bay – Taxpaying Suckers

Contaminated north harbour still years away from cleanup

The mercury contaminated sediment could fill 150 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Efforts to remediate nearly 400,000 cubic metres of mercury contaminated sediment in Lake Superior from a former mill continue to progress, though it will likely take a number of years before any work takes place.

Representatives from the Thunder Bay north harbour working group appeared before city council on Monday night, providing a historic overview and an update of the project.

The contaminated sediment, which is enough to fill 150 Olympic-sized swimming pools, is located offshore several hundred metres from the mouth of the Current River.

“We can’t commit to an actual date. What we can commit to is to work through the process to pick a preferred option,” said Roger Santiago, the head of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s sediment remediation unit.

“I think once that’s done, the next step is to come up with a funding envelope on how that gets implemented. Engineering design work takes about two years. Once you pick an option, you can assume engineering design work taking two years and two years after that work can physically start.”  – Tbnewswatch

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The contaminated sediment, which is enough to fill 150 Olympic-sized swimming pools, is located offshore several hundred metres from the mouth of the Current River.

and the company and all the profits it made while creating that 150 Olympic-sized swimming pools field of contaminated sediment is long gone.  Who is now stuck with the $50 million bill to clean it up?

Taxpaying Sucker

Take a look in the mirror. THAT person you see in the mirror is the sucker stuck with, what I understand to be, a $50 million clean-up bill.  Yes.

Its the same person who paid $30 million for a new art gallery that nobody wants, being built in a location that makes no financial sense, in a location that has no access to public transit.  Yes.

We are all suckers.  Taxpaying suckers.  And there is nothing we can do about it.

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3 Responses

  1. look out
    look out at | | Reply

    We can all don our yellow vests

  2. nomad
    nomad at | | Reply

    Egypt banned the sale of yellow vests to prevent the protest from spreading there. Scared maybe. Buy em while you can.

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