Ridley Terminals Inc. on hot seat over coal dust in Port Edward

Allison Roberts News

Port Edward is sick and tired of cleaning coal dust off their properties and are now raising concerns to federal and provincial agencies.

Port Edward council passed a motion last week to contact the environment ministry at both the federal and provincial levels over the ongoing issue of coal dust reaching Port Edward from the Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI) coal-loading facility.

“Our motto is: clean, neat and green. Until RTI arrived here we were free from coal dust,” Coun. Knut Bjorndal said at the July 9 council meeting.

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