January 8, 2014 1:02 am
Updated: January 8, 2014 1:09 am

Watch: Cleanup of oil from sunken ship near Prince Rupert wraps up

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In the midst of the national debate over building new oil pipelines, the cleanup of tonnes of oil from a sunken ship has wrapped up successfully.

A major oil recovery operation has wrapped up along the BC coast, but some are questioning whether it was worth the hefty price tag.

The federal Government paid close to 30 million dollars to remove 43 tonnes of oil from the sunken Brigadier General M.G. Zalinski.

It went down in Grenville Channel, about 100 kilometers south of Prince Rupert, back in 1946.

The amount of oil recovered was much less than expected, leading some to suggest it was just an effort by Ottawa to show it’s serious about protecting the environment while the debate over tankers on our coast ranges on.

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