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Nickel in Limoilou: The Port supports the outgoing scientific investigation

03/23/2013

Québec, March 23, 2013 – The Québec Port Authority supports the ongoing scientific investigation relatively to the source of the nickel found in Limoilou among the potential emitters in the area, as was announced this morning by Régis Labeaume, the Mayor of Québec, and Yves-François Blanchet, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks.

“A scientific approach is the right approach, because it is the only one that will allow us to shed light on this situation, which is the Port of Québec’s top priority. It is essential to have complete and accurate data in order to provide a clear picture of the situation, not only with regard to the source of the nickel, but also with regard to potential health risks,” said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority.

“I want to reiterate that the Port is fully cooperating in this process and providing the relevant authorities with access to our facilities,” he added.

Earlier this week, the Port expressed its hope that light would be shed quickly on the source of the nickel found in Limoilou and emphasized the importance of providing clear answers to the population about the potential health risks.

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For additional information:

Anick Métivier
Assistant Director, Communications and Public Relations
Québec Port Authority
Phone: 418-648-3640
anick.metivier@portquebec.ca

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