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    New Map Shows Dozens of Mine Pollution Threats in BC

    January 19th, 2021 (Vancouver/Terrace) – Today, SkeenaWild and the BC Mining Law Reform network released a new map pointing to over a hundred known and potentially contaminated mine waste sites that threaten to pollute waters, fish habitat and communities across the province.

    Concerns over mining have been growing since the 2014 Mount Polley disaster and 2016 Auditor General report calling for significant reforms to protect BC’s waterways and communities. “The new map highlights the massive scale of the problem and provides information that has not been made available by the Ministry of Energy & Mines” stated Greg Knox, Executive Director, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust.

    Read the full press release and view the maps below