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Type: Newspaper Article

Title: Fuel contamination closes Toquaht oyster beds

Date: February 26 2004

Author(s): Denise August , Ha-Shilth-Sa

Newspaper Name: Ha-Shilth-Sa

Description: Pipestream Inlet - The legacy of the Black Dragon, the last of the sunken Chinese migrant ships, continues to haunt Toquaht beaches as Pipestream Inlet is closed to shellfish harvesting due to oil and fuel pollution. As reported in the December issue of Ha-Shilth-Sa, the Black Dragon sank in Mayne Bay, Toquaht traditional territory, late last year. Efforts to raise the sunken ship were successful, however, diesel and engine oil drained from the ship, fouling nearby shellfish beds. DFO consequently closed the area to shellfish harvesting on December 12, 2004, as an emergency measure....

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Geographic-specific: Pipestem Inlet

Geographic-general: Barkley Sound

Format: Digital

Language: English