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Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 24 June 2016 15:44

 

 

Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible for the contamination.

Court documents obtained by National Observer allege that Barrick, the largest gold producer in the world, abruptly dismissed senior engineer Raman Autar in 2014 to “escape publication” of critical health, safety and environmental violations he found at the Veladero mine, one of the world's largest gold mines.

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Tsleil-Waututh Launches a Second Legal Challenge of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Tanker Proposal PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:01

The Recommendation for Approval by the National Energy Board Continues a Pattern of Unlawful Conduct

 

VANCOUVER, BC and MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH and TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORY --(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the "People of the Inlet," has launched a second legal challenge of the National Energy Board's (NEB) review of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion proposal (KMEX). Tsleil-Waututh has applied to the Federal Court of Appeal seeking to set aside the NEB report recommending KMEX project approval, referring to the NEB recommendation as "unlawful, invalid, or unreasonable" in its court documents.

The first legal action taken in May 2014 and still before the Federal Court of Appeal challenged the NEB failure to consult Tsleil-Waututh during the scoping process for the environmental review. The second legal action filed includes, among other things, a charge that significant adverse environmental effects associated with project-related marine shipping activities were not considered by the NEB as required under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. It also includes a charge that the NEB failed to consider the landmark independent assessment of the KMEX project conducted by Tsleil-Waututh as a matter of its own law and jurisdiction.

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Province ignores information about possible mercury dumping ground: Star Investigation PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:11

A retired labourer says that more than 40 years ago he was part of a

small crew that “haphazardly” dumped drums of mercury and salt

into a pit near Grassy Narrows First Nation where water and

fish have long been contaminated by the toxic metal.

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Mon., June 20, 2016

A government-funded report commissioned by Grassy Narrows and released just three weeks ago is cautioning that despite the passage of time mercury levels in sediments and fish downstream are still dangerously high (one meal of Walleye from a lake on the river system contains up to 150 times the safe dose of mercury recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

 

 

The Ontario government has ignored startling information about a potentially dangerous mercury dumping site for seven months, a Star investigation has found.

Saying he was writing out of “guilt,” a retired labourer says that more than 40 years ago he was part of a small crew that “haphazardly” dumped drums of mercury and salt into a pit nearGrassy Narrows First Nation where water and fish have long been contaminated by the toxic metal. Residents have for years complained of serious illnesses consistent with mercury poisoning.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:19
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Some doctors refused to treat emission-area residents: report PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 17:13
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Canada Pension Plan (CPP); must have investment screens and must redefine what constitutes due diligence PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 18 June 2016 13:29

A.    Suggestion related to rephrasing the CPP Mission statement

B.     Importance of both positive and negative screens and peremptory norms

C.     redefinition of what constitutes due diligence

D.    Conclusion

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 17:21
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