Just before the MOECC November 24 deadline for Picton Terminals to cover their polluting salt piles, the PT owners requested a delay and MOECC officials granted it, to November 29.
On the surface, the PT owners’ excuse seems reasonable. But not so much in the context of a growing pile of excuses for a growing pile of PT delays and an equivalently growing pile of concessions by MOECC officials.
More specifically, in their latest request for a delay, the PT owners cited the tarping company’s “safety concerns for its workers. The salt pile has steep sides and as you know, it is located near the edge of the escarpment.” And how has it ended up so close to the edge? What else can we attribute this dangerous situation to than PT’s desire to accommodate more salt, and at the same time the company’s excavations deeper and deeper into the escarpment?
Meanwhile, in Picton it’s raining as I post this. Which means more road salt is running off, further contaminating Picton Bay. Thanks, PT and MOECC.
The latest PT request and Ministry concession are detailed here: Picton Terminals POO Order# 1742-ASXLMQ-1- Amendment