Monday, 18 March 2013

Ottawa Seeks Emergency Cleanup of Abandoned Northern Mine


CTV News
YELLOWKNIFE -- Federal officials are scrambling to clean up a crumbling, abandoned northern gold mine that is in imminent danger of releasing massive amounts of arsenic, asbestos and other toxins. Details here.

2 comments:

John Fefchak said...

The government of 50 years ago was in all probability warned of the consequences, as they are, even in to-day's mining undertakings. BUT, NO , this is "Development and Progress", they tell us. It is economics and will bring jobs.
Now, we know different.! The consequences are indeed grim. And rectification, if possible, will be costly. Economics,be damned. This was a tragedy just waiting to happen. It sure isn't Progress!
There is a stern lesson here. Will Government(s) pay attention and Learn? I have my doubts.

John Fefchak said...

Thank You Larry. A great article . Hopefully the public and government,will take the time to read and get educated to the fact(s) that these are poisons that will kill, not only the intended weeds …but also humans, and infect our water supply.