Gov’t Limits Toxic Mercury, Exempts Mines And Smelters

Cabinet proposes new environmental controls on mercury but specifically exempts mining and smelting companies cited for releasing thousands of kilograms of the toxin. The regulations follow the breach of a mine tailings pond in British Columbia that dumped mercury into nearby waterways: ‘It is very toxic’.

This content is for Blacklock’s Reporter members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

Back to Top