Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This is Fly Daily turned out a story from CBC News about lakes across Canada being turned into mine dump sites - the day after that article was released the fisheries minister, Loyola Hearn came back with dumping mining waste into water is “more responsible”. Who paid him off to say that?

“Although the Fisheries Act prevents the disposal of harmful substances into fish-bearing waters, an inconspicuous subsection of the mining effluent regulations known as Schedule Two allows federal bureaucrats to redefine lakes as “tailings impoundment areas.”

Where it applies, the regulation effectively absolves mining companies from having to build man-made containment ponds removed from natural water systems, allowing them to dump toxic mine tailings directly into reclassified lakes.”

Check out the article here on CBC.

This ones for Loyola...some random dude named Thomas on river X.

photo By: Eric Berglund

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