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No Mine Protesters Oppose Reopening

Protestors gathered at the intersection of Brunswick Road and Sutton Way on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, creating quite an impressive showing and raising community awareness. See the pictures and read The Union's coverage, including hard questions for Rise Gold's CEO, Ben Mossman.

Read the full article in the Union here.

There were a few accuracy issues in this article, please note

  • After the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is completed, it doesn't go to the Board of Supervisors, nor will the final EIR include the Board's comments.

  • Water discharged from the mine will be treated to remove Arsenic, Iron, and Manganese, but it is NOT "the same as the drinking water quality standards.” as Ben Mossman claims. It will be treated to Secondary Drinking Water Standards, which remove certain contaminants, but it would have to be treated before people could drink it.

  • When challenged about fines paid by Mossman's previous mining venture in BC Canada, he was quoted as saying the past violations did not result in any environmental damage. While the violations he was "fined for" didn't cause the damage, the fact remains that there was a spill caused by the mine that polluted tribal waters.


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