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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Canaport Staff Sent Home As Federal Agents Investigate

All non-essential staff at Canaport LNG have been sent home today as federal agents from Canadian Wildlife Services  investigate the deaths of 7,500 birds at the facility one month ago. 

Kate Shannon with Canaport tells CHSJ News officials at the facility were not aware the agents were arriving today. The birds, some of which are considered endangered, were attracted to the large flame at the plant in the foggy weather.

The plant is still operating. Shannon says while she can't disclose exactly what the agents are looking for, Canaport is complying fully with all their requests.