LETTERS: Mine operation needs to be safe

Regarding Mount Polley Mine’s comment that they meet all current discharge standards:

Editor:

Regarding Mount Polley Mine’s comment that they meet all current discharge standards:

Cariboo Gold Quartz probably met standards when they discharged cyanide into the Jack of Clubs Lake.

Did Mount Polley’s tailing dam meet current standards?

These examples impacted their watersheds for an unknown time.

The technology to discharge clean water is available.

Our watersheds must be protected from the shareholder’s quest for profit.

Yes, we need operating mines but it has to be done safely.

To discharge anything other than what was in the creek before mining started is unacceptable, regardless of the ‘flawed’ current standards.

Lee Whalley

Williams Lake