American Iron & Metal Operation on west side of port

Two councillors remain frustrated with the operations at the American Iron and Metal shredding operation on port property along the lower west side. Council fired off a letter to Environment Minister Gary Crossman last month after neighbourhoods were rocked by explosions at the facility in late November.

In a written response to council – the Minister says the company was required to file an action plan to reduce the frequency of explosions at the site. Crossman also notes the company’s approval to operate expires in May and his staff will be reviewing the approval and associated conditions.

Mayor Don Darling says he has had a number of discussions with the Environment Department’s Deputy Minister. Darling says he wants to see some kind of balance between the operation and its impact on residents.

Councillors Donna Reardon and David Hickey are frustrated with the Minister’s response – they want action:

Councillors Donna Reardon and David Hickey speaking on the AIM issue.

Council received and filed the Minister’s letter.