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Mi’kmaq want answers from BP Canada after drilling mud spill off Nova Scotia coast – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201863 Views

Environmental impacts still unclear as investigation into incident begins

Jun 26, 2018

Mi’kmaq chiefs from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are voicing concerns after a mechanical failure on a BP Canada drilling rig resulted in 136,000 litres of synthetic-based “drilling mud” being spilled into waters off the coast of Nova Scotia.

The incident, reported Friday by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB), came 65 days after drilling began on the Scotia Basin exploratory well project, 330 kilometres from Halifax.

A spokesperson for the CNSOPB confirmed Monday that drilling has halted, but because an investigation into the spill is ongoing, declined an interview. They said more information would be released to the public this week.

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