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Mine to provide water filters for Likely residents

Ministry of Environment Protection executive director Jennifer McGuire and Interior Health manager of health Roger Parsonage during a public meeting held Tuesday evening in Likely. See the Tribune Facebook for footage from the meeting.  - Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Ministry of Environment Protection executive director Jennifer McGuire and Interior Health manager of health Roger Parsonage during a public meeting held Tuesday evening in Likely. See the Tribune Facebook for footage from the meeting.
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While attempts to mitigate the Mount Polley tailings breach continue to unfold, Likely residents have been told Imperial Metals will provide water filters and installation free of charge for people who get their water from Quesnel Lake.

“There is quite a bit of concern in the community about total suspended solids in the water,” said Steve Robertson, company vice-president of corporate affairs.

On Tuesday evening during a public meeting hosted by government officials at the Likely community hall many people asked for the filters.

They said with winter only a few short months away it would not be practical to continue with the short-term measure now in place, which is to collect bottled water at the Spanish Mountain Gold camp located six kilometres away from the town site.

One resident said drilling companies are solidly booked into the spring, meaning new wells cannot be drilled any time soon.

Robertson said people will be able to sign up for the filters and installation on the Mount Polley Mine website later today (Thursday, Aug. 29).

 

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