Feds told monitoring Arctic oil spills a challenge

Not enough is known of how spill in Arctic waters would affect marine life, report says.

NOAA Photo: Pablo Clemente-Colon
US and Canadian coast guard boats in the Arctic on Sept. 5, 2009.
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Published: Wednesday, 02/18/2015 1:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 02/24/2015 7:52 pm EST

The Canadian government doesn't have enough knowledge of how an oil spill in Arctic waters would affect marine life, according to a report submitted to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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