OTTAWA CON­CERNED ABOUT TOXIC ROCKET SPLASHDOWN

Vancouver Sun - - POLITICS -

Ottawa has told the Euro­pean

Space Agency it’s un­happy about plans to launch a satel­lite that would drop a rocket stage likely to con­tain highly toxic fuel into the Cana­dian Arc­tic. “Canada is in the process of en­gag­ing the Euro­pean Space Agency to ex­press con­cerns re­gard­ing po­ten­tial en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­fects of launches on the sen­si­tive Arc­tic ecosys­tem,” Bri­anne Maxwell, a spokes­woman for Global Af­fairs Canada, said Thurs­day. The com­ment came af­ter the govern­ment of Nu­navut added its voice to protests over the launch.

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