MIB info update: Oil spills in the St. Lawrence
Concerning the article published in Le Devoir on November 4, 2015, some clarification is necessary on oil spills involving tankers navigating the St. Lawrence River. The MIB would like to point out that:
Oil spills from tankers are rare in Canada. Since the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez, in Alaska, Canada has taken numerous measures to heighten tanker security, a fact the article fails to mention. These measures prevent spills and make shipping one of the safest, most environment-friendly means of transporting oil. Shipping by tankers is subject to regulations and a very strict, rigorous inspection regime.