Petroleum and its byproducts wash down the drain all the time, says letter writer. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Big spill may come, small spills happening every day

All kinds of harmful materials are going down the drains, says letter writer

To the editor,

The railway is now making big profits shipping record numbers of oil tankers from the oil sands to the B.C. coast. Are the rails safe for that?

But society demands petroleum and its byproducts; plastics are in almost everything. The asphalt shingles on your roof, all asphalt roadways, any hair products containing ether, ethyl or methyl in any form. The list of products is mind-boggling. A lot of these products go down the drain and into the ocean. So all roads have tires wearing out on them, brakes too. Dry days it’s dust, rainy days, washed down the drains and into the ocean. This is just a sample of ocean pollution that is right now happening. It’s not some imaginary oil spill, it’s happening.

Neil Saunders, Nanaimo


The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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