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Saint-Lawrence sewage dump postponed again

Montreal's plan to dump eight billion litres of raw sewage into Saint-Lawrence river has been postponed.
Montreal's plan to dump eight billion litres of raw sewage into Saint-Lawrence river has been postponed. Global News (File photo)

MONTREAL – The controversial sewage dump in the Saint-Lawrence River has yet again been postponed.

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Outgoing federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that her ministry was extending the deadline until Monday, November 9.

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After that date, the city will have to deal with the new Liberal government and its environment minister.

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The city wants to close a large sewer used to feed wastewater to treatment plants to do maintenance work and relocate a snow chute located underneath the Bonaventure Expressway.

Aglukkaq had ordered a halt on the plan to dump 8 billion litres of raw sewage into the Saint-Lawrence River, pending more studies.

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The City of Montreal insists the dump needs to happen before the winter.