Comment 72357

By Henry and Joe (anonymous) | Posted December 17, 2011 at 10:34:16

^The mining industry has left 10 000 abandoned mines across the country. What is disturbing is our inability to collect royalties to pay for the damage left behind. Between '66 and '02, Canadian authorities collected $150 million in royalties, while taxpayers paid 4 billion to clean up a portion of the toxic soup that was left over (Andrew Nikiforuk). Interestingly, 233 000 tons of arsenic remains at Giant Mine (NWT) and seepage of acid and heavy metals continues at Brittania Mine (BC) Reminds me of an old '80s Housemartins song... "A drop of arsenic in their wine, sulphuric acid in their beer"

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