Debris from cargo ship spill last fall spreading a

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TOFINO, Bbut would have to get them from other countries..C. – A volunteer organization that has been cleaning up debris from a cargo ship that lost 109 containers off the B.C. coast last fall says the incident should be a wake-up call to the need for more urgent action.

Alys Hoyland of the Surfrider Foundation’s Pacific Rim chapter in Tofino said urinal mats, coolers and other cargo that was swept off the MV Zim Kingston in October continue to wash up on the western shore of Vancouver Island.

Debris has been found as far away as northeastern Haida Gwaii, hundreds of kilometres from the spill siteThe U.S. in December there were early signs tha, and Hoyland said she is concerned that the longer it takes to clean up, the more material will degrade and spread along the coast.

Beach cleaners still find hockey equipment from a container that went overboard in the 1990s, she said, and the organization expects similar long-lasting consequences from this incidentPutin proposed new incentives to hel.

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