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Origin of substance found on Sandy Hook beach still unknowned

Access is being restricted to Sandy Hook beach on the Magdalen Islands after oily residues were found in the sand, near 40-year-old drilling sites.

Resident Léonard Chevrier made the discovery as he was digging a hole near capped drilling wells, left behind by the Quebec government exploration agency at the time, known as SOQUEM.

The Mayor of the Magdalen Islands Joël Arseneau is now waiting for test results to identify the black substance.

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