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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Oil Tanker Safety Regulations Rolled Out By Feds

Making the country's oil tanker system safer. That's what the Harper Government is aiming to do with new regulations.

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in the Port City to make the announcement. 

The measures include changing the laws so that chemical dispersant can be used and oil can be burned during a spill situation, bringing in heftier fines in the case of an incident and modernizing the country's marine navigation system to try and stop spills before they happen.

Response planning partnerships will be created with areas that have or will have high levels of tanker traffic including Saint John and the Bay of Fundy.

The safety measures being brought in on top of those announced by the federal government in March of last year.