Public help sought on ship leaking oil

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Manolis L sinking of the cost of Newfoundland in 1985

Editor: What is happening off the coast of Newfoundland? Exactly. You haven't heard much or anything about this, as it is not happening off the coast of British Columbia. The ‘Manolis L’ sank in 1985 in Notre Dame Bay and has been spilling oil for over a year.

We need to implore the Harper government to put an end to what is occurring. It is a travesty. For a government that felt so strongly about the environment they banned incandescent light bulbs I am appalled that the oil leaking from a sunken ship is allowed to continue. Oh sure, they have replaced a cofferdam on it, but how long it this expected to last? This is just not good enough anymore. This is just a Band-Aid not a solution. This is 2014, not 1914. I expect more from a Canadian government. I expect more from my government.

Please reach out and spread the news. It is only through public outcry that we can invoke change. Leona Aglukkaq is our minister of the Environment. Please send an email to her leona.aglukkaq@parl.gc.ca to let her know that this is an environmental disaster that is not waiting to happen, it is occurring now.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this urgent matter.

Sharon Ryan,

Appleton, N.L.

Geographic location: Newfoundland, British Columbia, Notre Dame Bay Harper

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