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Acid Mine Drainage and Cleanup Overview

Chris Zimmer : May 18.2007

May 2007:  When Cominco abandoned the Tulsequah Chief and Big Bull mines in the 1950’s it never cleaned up the toxic legacy of acid mine drainage and heavy metals. Since then these two mine sites have poured tons of these poisons into the waters of the salmon-rich Taku watershed. Redcorp Ventures now owns the two mines and is thus responsible for cleanup. But Redcorp seems more interested in re-opening the Tulsequah Chief mine  then in stopping the pollution and Canadian federal and British Columbia provincial regulatory agencies are letting them get away with this.

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