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For decades BC failed to address selenium pollution in the Elk

For decades BC failed to address selenium pollution in the Elk

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A westslope cutthroat trout caught by Ryland Nelson in the Elk River and is likely not genetically pure. According to Canada's Department of Fisheries and ...

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Time For a Fix: B.C. Looks at Overhaul of Reviews for Mines, Dams and Pipelines

For decades B.C. failed to address selenium pollution in the Elk Valley. Now no one knows how to stop it. | The Narwhal

Water testing Koocanusa Reservoir selenium

Bill Hanlon selenium coal mine Teck

Canada suppressing data on coal mine pollution, say U.S. officials | The Narwhal

Canada, US Governments Watching, But Not Intervening, in Coal Mine Pollution Controversy | DeSmogBlog

A B.C. dispute, brewing for decades, burst open in June when two Canadian members

Lake Koocanusa, formed by the damming of the Kootenay River, is in B.C. and the U.S. state of Montana. (Shutterstock)

The fossil fuel era is coming to an end, but the lawsuits are just beginning | The Narwhal

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Meanwhile, BC is rushing approval for new mining developments along the Taku, Stikine, and Unuk Rivers, which all flow into Alaska.

Americans say Canadians delaying damning report on B.C. toxins in transboundary river

Americans blame Canadians for delaying damning report on B.C. toxins in transboundary waters | CBC News

U.S. says Canada delaying damning report on B.C. coal mine chemicals in border river

U.S. says Canada delaying damning report on B.C. coal mine chemicals in border river | Vancouver Sun

Creating Balance in the Elk Valley

Dilution, so far, has been the only solution considered along the Elk River, north of the international border.

Bad neighbours, bad leadership: Mining chaos in the Elk River Valley

Can U.S. pressure change a toxic legacy along this selenium-polluted river?

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UN Warns of Rising Levels of Toxic Brine as Desalination Plants Meet Growing Water Needs

Study area is located in northeast Colorado: 46 participants from Fort Collins with little oil and gas activity in 2016, 51 participants from Windsor and ...

Environmental groups call on feds to step up B.C. caribou protections

'A sad day': two more B.C. mountain caribou herds now locally extinct

A trout with a missing gill plate from the Elk River, a common deformity caused by excessive selenium.

Americans say Canadians delaying damning report on B.C. toxins in transboundary river

So now Teck is revising the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan—and everyone expects they'll be asking for higher pollution limits.

... the British Columbia Auditor General called out provincial mine regulators for failing to comply with environmental regulations over the past decade, ...

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Elkview mine, located just outside Sparwood, British Columbia, is one of the five open pit coal mines along the Elk River. As the world's second-largest ...

Selenium, which leaches from the waste rock dumps at the Elk Valley mines, is taken up by fish, birds and amphibians in concentrations that can prevent ...

Trump Administration Says Companies Can 'Incidentally Harass' Marine Mammals

Americans blame Canadians for delaying damning report on B.C. toxins in transboundary waters | CBC News

By monitoring different drainages using a protocol developed by Environment Canada, CABIN (Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network), we are able to assess ...

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Presenters speak at The Living Watershed event in Victoria on November 27.

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A fly fishing boat floats the Elk River, which contains high levels of selenium from coal mine runoff.

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Wildsight, Robert Bateman and environmental groups renew call for government action on mountain caribou

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Teck Coal has promised to meet specific short-, medium- and long-term goals to lower selenium levels in the river. Water monitoring stations along the river ...

B.C. approved 83 logging cut blocks in endangered caribou habitat in last six months [The Narwhal]

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Macro-Invertebrate Explorations at McGinty Lake

Let's Connect It and Protect It! Completing the World's First International Peace Park

Mr. Angelo's report notes there are proposals to build another five coal mines in the Elk Valley which can only increase the selenium levels.

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The Elk River flows past mountains in British Columbia.

'We have been ill-prepared': B.C. offers flooded Grand Forks businesses disaster relief six months in

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Central Alberta citizens band together to fight huge new water licence for fracking | The Narwhal

Not Giving Up: The recovery of Mountain Caribou Will Take Generations

United Nations instructs Canada to suspend Site C dam construction over Indigenous rights violations

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RCMP concerned Indigenous rights advocates will gain public support: new study | The Narwhal

'We have left it too late': scientists say some B.C. endangered species can't be saved | The Narwhal

B.C. investigation into Old Fort landslide caught up in conflict of interest, residents say

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For decades B.C. failed to address selenium pollution in the Elk Valley. Now no one knows how to stop it. | The Narwhal

Environment Canada was unable to find a spokesperson to discuss either Mr. Krahn's report or an accompanying document by Dennis Lemly, a U.S. authority on ...

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Selenium form concentrations

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A border buoy in Lake Koocanusa. e-KNOW file photo. Rising pollution levels from Teck's Elk ...

Unsafe Travels: Grizzlies in the Southern Rockies

In southeastern Idaho phosphate mines, selenium has been a major issue for two decades ...

Selenium humidity cell data for waste rock, CCR and raw coal samples from LCO.

Jumbo: Things are stalled, but still moving

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'We have left it too late': scientists say some B.C. endangered species can't be saved | The Narwhal

Canadian coal firm fined $1.4 million for water pollution affecting Montana

Aerial view of a coal-fired power plant.

Selenium leaching from field barrel tests.