The Canadian Press

2015-10-14 | Montreal Sewage River

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The federal government has ordered a halt to Montreal's controversial plan to dump eight-billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River until further scientific analysis can be done. Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel announced the halt in Saguenay, Quebec on behalf of Environment Minister Leona Leona Aglukkaq (ah-GLOO'-kah). Montreal had planned to dump the untreated wastewater into the river over a one-week period starting Sunday. Reading from a statement, Lebel said an independent scientific review will now be done by a third party. (The city of Montreal is closing an interceptor -- a large sewer used to feed wastewater to treatment plants -- to do maintenance work and relocate a snow chute located underneath the Bonaventure Expressway, which the city is converting into an urban boulevard. Quebec's Environment Department has already signed off on the plan but in recent weeks, the issue had become fodder in the federal election campaign.)

Date: 2015-10-14
Placeline: SAGUENAY, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << just review which will be supported by government Canada scientists will take into consideration information from the city The Province and other scientific and Technical experts in this field to analyze the current proposal as well as other options available to the city to ensure the best possible outcome for the Saint Lawrence >>