Three years ago, Mount Polley mine dumped 26 billion liters of waste into Hazelton Creek, Polley Lake and Quesnel Lake.
Jacinda Mack is a Xat’sull member, and a grassroots voice for protecting clean water. Previously, she was the natural resources manager for Xat’sull and was actively involved in the First Nations response to the Mount Polley disaster. Currently, she is the co-ordinator of First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM), a coalition of women leaders advocating mining reform in B.C.
It is still unknown what the long-term effects will be, and numerous local families and businesses have suffered great losses and hardship. Many of us doubt we can be made whole again -- by the mine or the province.
08/03/2016 01:29 EDT
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