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Nashwaak & Miramichi Need Help


There is still hope of squashing the plans of developing large open pit mines in the headwaters of the Nashwaak and Miramichi Rivers . Please read this article published in the Vancouver Sun recently.

Just a quick note to let you know, in case you haven’t heard, that British Columbia rejected a gold-copper-moly mine yesterday as too much of a risk:
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/rejects+proposal+copper+gold+mine+citing+concerns+over+salmon/7327826/story.html
Morrison Lake mine rejected by B.C. government over concerns about salmon
BY BRIAN MORTON, VANCOUVER SUN OCTOBER 1, 2012
Plans for a copper and gold mine in the province’s northwest have been rejected by the B.C. government because it could endanger salmon in the Skeena River.

Comments

  1. Mac MacFarlane says:

    Keith, thanks for posting this note about the proposed mine projects. Sisson, on the headwaters of the Nashwaak near Napadogan is a huge open pit that is currently in the EIA process. The tailings facility for this mine would be over 600 hectares, have over 7 km of earthen dams which would be 80 meters at their highest. Manu groups including Nashwaaak Watershhed Assn, ASF, NB Salmon Council have concerns about leakage and long term containment (hundreds of years) and effects on salmonids. The Miramichi will almost certainly be involved as other ore bodies on that drainage are being considered as possible “feeders” to Sisson’s concentrater. Contact any of these organizations or myself if you wish to learn more.
    Mac

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