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Conservationists oppose approved Alberta gravel mine, fearing groundwater contamination

Petition opposing mine garners about 11,000 signatures

August 14, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Calgary – A gravel mine approved for development near an environmentally sensitive provincial park has raised the ire of conservationists who fear contaminants will be released into the groundwater. Big Hill Springs Provincial Park in Cochrane supplies clean freshwater to both Big Hill Creek and the Bow River. An online petition garnering about 11,000 signatures is urging Alberta Environment and Protected Areas to rethink the approval. Global News report | READ MORE

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