March 5: Diesel Fuel Spills at Fish Farm

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Coast guard officials say crews are working to clean up a fuel spill at a salmon farm in Echo Bay. An estimated 900 to 1,000 litres of bio diesel overflowed into the water when a fuel pump was left on overnight. Workers at the fish farm put out absorbent pads to soak up the fuel; most of the spill is contained in the fish pens. The coast guard, officials from the ministry of environment, and a marine clean-up company are also responding to the spill.