In December 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a report on samplings it collected in November from water seeping out of the Picton Terminals’ site into Picton Bay.
A telling quote: “…That at the Picton Terminals… there occurs a deposit of a deleterious substance in water frequented by fish that is not authorized under the Fisheries Act and/or there is a serious and imminent danger of a deposit of a deleterious substance in water frequented by fish.”
More than one deleterious substance, it turns out. By the way, deleterious is legal-talk for ‘injurious to health.’
The report isn’t long, but it’s quite alarming. Especially points 1 and 12 – 14. Read it here: ECCC 2017 12 PT report