MiningWatch Comments on Proposed Amendments to Fisheries Act Regulations to Designate Sandy Pond and Include Hydromet Facilities

Jamie Kneen

National Program Co-Lead

MiningWatch Canada comments on the proposed amendments to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) to include Sandy Pond (NL) on Schedule 2 and expand the MMER to include hydrometalurgic facilities such as Vale Inco's Long Harbour facility. Following a flawed government-led consultation process, Vale Inco offers biased and incomplete information to justify dumping its waste into Sandy Pond.

Comments submitted by Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch's Research Coordinator to Environment Canada on July 3, 2008.