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Rural Manitobans fear drinking water contamination if mining project proceeds

Mining company wishes to extract millions of tonnes of sand from aquifer

May 31, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Winnipeg – Rural residents living near Winnipeg fear contamination of their drinking water as an Alberta-based mining company wishes to drill more than 7,000 wells to extract millions of tonnes of sand from an aquifer. The sand is ultrapure crystalline quartz which the company prizes, but the aquifer is a source of water for tens of thousands of people who fear it will become compromised. CBC News report | READ MORE

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