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Decontamination of wharf in Gaspé worries shellfish growers

mussels_APPhotoTheStarTribune, David Brewster.JPGYears of industrial and military use have left the area around Sandy Beach wharf in Gaspé contaminated with copper and tar.

Now the federal transport department is planning a major cleanup. But scallop and mussel growers in the area are worried about the sediment that will be pulled up by dredging, and whether it could affect their aquaculture operations.



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