Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tailing Impoundment Areas

Huh? What's a "tailing impoundment area" you ask? It's the new designation for 16 lakes across the country that are downstream from mining operations and will be receiving wastes materials. In other words, it's a dumping ground for the mining industry. Tip of the hat to Aleksandra Grzywaczewska, Local 535 at the Art Gallery of Ontario for this story.

Lakes across Canada face being turned into mine dump sites
CBC News has learned that 16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. The lakes include prime wilderness fishing lakes from B.C. to Newfoundland.

Environmentalists say the process amounts to a "hidden subsidy" to mining companies, allowing them to get around laws against the destruction of fish habitat.

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