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Silica sand extraction project in Manitoba could threaten water source: opponents

Project could create conditions that compromise an important water source in the province, hearing told

March 16, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Winnipeg – An environmental hearing into a silica sand project in Manitoba is being referred to as a “poster child” for how the province handles such matters, a lawyer representing opponents of the project says. Those opposing the project say extraction of the silica sand is likely to collapse the shale aquitard that protects the aquifer. Such a collapse would compromise the sustainability of an important water source that serves Manitoba’s southeast region, it was argued. Winnipeg Free Press report | READ MORE

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