Protect Canada's Lakes

Lakes across Canada face being turned into mine dump sites: CBC News has learned that 16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. The lakes include prime wilderness fishing lakes from B.C. to Newfoundland. This is a serious issue, Mine tailings being dumped in lakes across Canada are part of our mining legacy and we are still trying to clean up the mess created several decades ago. Putting sulfide-rich tailings under water has the potential to release toxic heavy metals into the water column and destroy fish habitats. These are private mining companies dumping toxic waste into public lakes. These lakes belong to all of us and it is up to us to speak out against these appalling practices.


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    social bookmarking service, Russian Federation

    2 years ago Comments: poW2uy Im thankful for the article post.Thanks Again. Great.
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    Tammie Tupechka, Canada

    5 years ago Comments: This is an appalling and disgusting action that needs to be stopped. When are the people (mostly men) in positions of power going to realize that the earth is not their dumping ground for waste and toxins and that they have a responsibility to future generations.
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    Della, Canada

    5 years ago Comments: C'mon. Get some sense. We're all a part of this system.
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