Several Vancouver beaches remain closed as health authorities continue testing water contaminated by last Wednesday’s oil spill in English Bay.
Doctor James Lu says he hopes restrictions can be lifted soon, but he’s not sure when any risks will be eliminated.
Meanwhile, Coast Guard Commander Jody Thomas says total cleanup is now at 90 per cent, but she confirms the actual size of the spill is still being measured.
The estimate remains at 2,700 litres.
She’s also dismissing a suggestion by BC’s Environment Minister the Coast Guard waited until Friday to assume control of the event.
Earlier this week, the department of oceans and fisheries banned recreational crab and prawn fishing in Burrard Inlet until further notice. Read the closure notice here.