Pay for the removal of the Lord Selkirk 11 and the remediation of contamination of the Red River by the leaching of contaminates by this abandon ship
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Zinc, arsenic, copper mercury lead, chromium, manganese, cobalt, nickel, rubidium, strontium,and barium were found in water samples taken to and around the ship says a report by Eva Pip a University of Winnipeg water quality scientist. Asbestos and mould are also present in the ship. its paint contains lead and PCBs are likely present in the ships electrical components.
Under the navigable water act the Government of Canada has failed under sections17-1 and to act to remove such wreck and that the Red River which flows into Lake Winnipeg are both protected by such act and is a federal responsibility.
Cost of removal and remediation is in excess of 1,000 000 dollars due to you lack of any commitment from the Government of Canada shall be borne solely by the Citizens of the City of Selkirk, Manitoba. A city of only 10,000 residents.
That this is a federal responsibility to be borne solely by the Government of Canada and should not be laid on the citizens and taxpayers of the City of Selkirk.
This environmental disaster is due to the lack of the Federal governments inaction. This 25 year disaster has been caused by the inaction of successive Federal governments . This ship has been allowed to rot in this community for over 25 years, has been subject to arson and endangered the lives of the citizens of Selkirk and the health of Lake Winnipeg.
We the undersigned are calling on you as are MP to stand up to the plate and take care of your constituents.
It is time for you to stop passing the buck and act on this eyesore and disaster.
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