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Risky cleanup a success

The coast guard says work to remove leaking bulk oil from the decades-old Manolis L shipwreck off Newfoundland is complete.

Officials say the risky operation in Notre Dame Bay went smoothly and successfully.

The last of the oil was extracted on Monday, and has been transported to St. John's, where it will be offloaded to an environmental company for safe disposal.

The tricky operation began in early August, using magnetically attached hoses to extract between 115 and 150 cubic metres of oil and about 60 cubic metres of diesel, according to a 2016 technical assessment.

The paper carrier sank near Change Islands in 1985 in about 70 metres of water and was dormant until April 2013, when fuel oil leaked from cracks in the hull during a powerful storm.

Ottawa awarded a $15-million cleanup contract to Ardent Global this spring.



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