Redeye

Loophole in mining regulations allows lakes to be destroyed

| July 1, 2008

Podcast




Artist: Catherine Coumans
Title: Canadian lakes turned into tailings ponds
Genre: Blues
Length: 0:17:28
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Two years ago, a couple of pristine lakes in Newfoundland became toxic waste sites as a result of mining regulations. Both lakes contained brook trout and Atlantic and land-locked salmon.

Sixteen healthy lakes are similarly threatened with becoming tailing ponds for new mines. At the heart of this situation is a regulatory concept called Schedule 2. It exempts healthy lakes from strict standards governing pollution from mining waste in water bodies.  >> get more info

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