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DFO Postpones Oil Burn Experiments

DFO announced that they are indefinitely postponing two planned offshore oil burn experiments this year.

Two oil spill and burn experiments were planned offshore this August, and a new date has not been set. This is the second time the experiments have been delayed.

FFAW-Unifor is hopeful the indefinite delay is a signal the federal government is recognizing the potential harm that could unnecessarily be caused.

FFAW-Unifor President Greg Pretty said "we are pleased to see DFO indefinitely postpone these two misguided experiments. An oil spill, no matter the magnitude, could have unknown implications on the health of the ocean environment. Deliberate spills of this nature would be entirely counterintuitive to the principle of environmental protection.”

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