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Environment minister not ready yet to make decision on drydock proposed for Glenburnie

This is the area where the proposed drydock in Glenburnie would be located.
This is the area where the proposed drydock in Glenburnie would be located. - Star file photo

The timeframe for Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Andrew Parsons to decide if a proposed drydock facility in Glenburnie should proceed further in the environmental assessment process has been extended.

The minister’s decision on the project had been due July 8.

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According to the department, it is continuing to consider public opinions and comments from the municipal council of the Town of Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook as part of the project’s review.

The project was registered by 3T’s Limited of Woody Point in late May. Since then, some of the town’s residents have voiced concern that the project could jeopardize the ecological integrity of Gros Morne National Park.

The town’s mayor said the municipality no longer supports the project at the location that has been proposed.

The department never indicated the reasons for the delayed decision or when the decision is now expected to be made.

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