Two closed mines on islands in Babine Lake are leaking dangerous levels of copper that could be damaging the Skeena watershed’s most valuable sockeye salmon spawning lake.
LINK (via: The Tyee)
And it’s not just the Babine Lake Mines that pose a threat.
SkeenaWild and BC Mining Law Reform Network have completed a mapping project of operating and closed major coal and metal mines across the province.
It identified 173 mine sites and found 171 of them pose a threat to B.C.’s waterways.