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Selenium from B.C. coal mining operation creates binational drinking water concern

Contaminant entering Lake Koocanusa on border

July 4, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Elk Valley, B.C. – Metallurgical coal mining operations in the area are posing a significant risk to local waterways. Blasting is releasing selenium into rivers and streams, among other contaminants, putting drinking water sources at risk. Making matters even more controversial is the fact that selenium is being carried into Lake Koocanusa which crosses the U.S. border, creating a situation of binational concern. E-know report | READ MORE

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