Is Canada's "New government " out of its frickin' mind? I am no greenie, nor am I an EnvironMENTAList but I certainly do enjoy our great outdoors. Who in their right minds would even consider this never mind think it is an acceptable solution to dispose of tailing wastes from mines. Give your heads a shake people.
Lakes across Canada to be 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.
Under the Fisheries Act, it's illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." [...]
Call me disgusted to say the least.