N.S. or­ders as­sess­ment of en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age from tire fire

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

HAL­I­FAX — Nova Sco­tia’s en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter says his depart­ment has is­sued a di­rec­tive to an auto sal­vage yard that was the scene of a mas­sive tire fire this week. Iain Rankin says the yard in Up­per Raw­don is be­ing or­dered to hire an en­vi­ron­men­tal com­pany to as­sess whether the fire, that burned in a pile of an es­ti­mated 1,000 tires, caused any longterm dam­age to nearby wa­ter­ways.

Rankin says depart­ment in­ves­ti­ga­tors were on site on Wed­nes­day and de­ter­mined there wasn’t “an im­me­di­ate emer­gency.”

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