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  • Eugene from Town
    March 07, 2011 - 20:57

    Unfortunately people with attitudes like John's prevail: jobs for the byes. What John fails to see is that Vale (formerly Inco) have an agreement to build a plant here. Building it here means it has to meet our environmental standards; the fact that the crew making decisions about what is environmentally fit have no regard for the wildlife, human life, or the potential for loss of any temporary protection afforded by a land dam, doesn't make them reliable guardians of our natural resources. I like the idea of good paying jobs, does it have to come with no regard for our natural environment? I think not, and in this case it's time for the company to pay up front for a permanent, environmentally benign containment/treatment facility so we don't have to deal with the mess on the back end.

  • John
    March 06, 2011 - 20:34

    Peope here posting comments that has never saw sandy pond and some that dont even know where it is or how to get to it I grew up in that area I fished sandy pond I fished it for hrs never got a trout all that area has many small ponds what.s 1 pond compeared to the jobs that will be created ...If everyone too that attude there would be nothing in this province Like I sais people commenting that dont know where sandy pond is its just something for them to complain about get a its progress give up 1 pond when this province is 90 percent water . This was not too a friend it was in response too the comments on here

  • Max
    March 02, 2011 - 19:28

    I would first like to state that I am not a member of he Sandy Pond Alliance, nor do I know any of the members, but I wholeheartedly support their efforts to stop this atrocity. Vale should be ashamed of themselves for even suggesting such an abomination. It is readily apparent, that their only consideration is ($$$$$$$) the bottom line. This type of Corporate malignancy we don't need. Please take your business someplace else. Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders, have had their fill of Corporate opportunist, your type of Corporate citizen, we don't need. Your plans to pollute this Pond thereby destroying its aquatic life, are both repugnant and unconscionable. I trust the Court case will permanently derail your stated intention, any Politician or Political party who would support your position, doesn't deserve the support of a thinking, caring electorate.

  • Jacob
    March 02, 2011 - 15:53

    Put the blame for this where it belongs. Charlene Johnson and the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. This deal should have been cut off at the pass.

  • Michael
    March 02, 2011 - 11:07

    Great job Sandy Pond alliance. It's sick to think a fresh water body can be polluted in this way. Our governments should be ashamed for allowing this in the 1st place.

  • Red
    March 02, 2011 - 09:39

    Vale will be constructing 2 earthen dams so they can fill sandy Pond to the brim just check out this link that shows how many of these earthen dams collapse over the years. http://www.wise-uranium.org/mdaf.html. If you don't like it send Ross Wisemans assistant an email to let him know how you feel, apparently he loves emails mgoebel@gov.nl.ca just call him Martin. He will tell you that your opinion doesn't count and to stop sending emails, that's the respect you get with this government.

  • Jerry
    March 02, 2011 - 09:33

    Vale wants to the same thing they did with the strike and that is wear the people down until they can't take it anymore. Anyone willing to work for this type of company are morally bankrupt. They have deep pockets and the Sandy Pond Alliance is a volunteer group with limited funds which Vale knows very well. We have already let these bullies push us around in our own country, and it wouldn't happen anywhere else on this planet. Why do we have to be such pushovers? We have the resources they need, all we need to do is ensure they extract them properly, and leave the land the way they found it. I hope the Federal Government loses this case as I would LMAO.

  • james
    March 02, 2011 - 08:32

    want to read about tailing ponds check out a story called (wind energy,s dirty little secrets)the toronto star february 27

  • Chantal
    March 02, 2011 - 08:31

    Justice is the most beautiful thing money can buy.