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Billy Packard: The murky waters of mining

Grass Valley resident Billy Packard was particularly disappointed about a recent article in The Union... and what WASN'T said pertaining to the water aspect of the Rise Gold project. Hidden from view when driving by is the old mine that is filled with water contaminated with byproducts of hard rock mining.


June 2, 2021

I read the article on Rise Gold about their promises on water treatment. “It may make water have a musty odor.” Andy Kopania, a hydrologist hired by Rise Gold Corp, said, “Though unpleasant, water containing these naturally occurring minerals is not bad for one’s health.”

Right! Drink up!


Read the rest in the Union.

Billy Packard lives in Grass Valley.


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