Military cleans up munitions from Lac St-Pierre
For decades, the Canadian Forces munition testing centre in Nicolet used a nearby lake to test the velocity of ammunition.
Since the 1950s, an estimated 500,000 shells were fired into the body of water along the St. Lawrence River. Some were filled with wax and cement. But thousands of other shells were fired with explosives - and thousands of them have never detonated. Since 2006, the military has launched an ongoing operation to recuperate munitions from the lake, wrapping up their most recent clean up last week.
Susan speaks with Robert Lajoie, the Lac St-Pierre project director for the clean up.