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  • bar
    December 18, 2012 - 16:56

    this is not the first breach.are we safe ?we need a lawyer or erin brockovich.help!

  • Jared
    December 18, 2012 - 14:01

    Well if the goverment would do there job and inspect these dams and infracture more often these enviroment disasters wouldnt happen! How can you explain 100 million dollars clean up,how could it happen when you have gov inspectors suppose to look after these issues!

  • Knuckle Dragger
    December 18, 2012 - 07:33

    For heaven's sake someone from southbrook please film ALL this...bucket brigade, dam breach, and amke a youtube video so we don't forget this. Does anyone remember Cinq Cerf or Hope Brook (river and gold mine) and its cyanide leak? Ya still can't eat the Lobsters down there!

  • Knuckle Dragger
    December 18, 2012 - 07:17

    One day we will actually get a leader!....and learn we can't eat money. This is insanity!

  • newfie away
    December 17, 2012 - 18:22

    what now, another $100 million dollar cleanup bill. these politicians wouldn't run a lemonade stand let alone a province. WHAT A JOKE !

  • Fred Winsor
    December 17, 2012 - 15:22

    Will this be the fate of Vale's proposed sulphuric acid tailings containment area, Sandy Pond, near Long Harbour some 30 or 40 years from now?

  • Eli
    December 17, 2012 - 15:11

    Is Charlene Johnson still defending Sandy Pond (Vale Long Harbour) as economically and environmentally justifiable? Fat chance.

  • consumer
    December 17, 2012 - 15:11

    its not the companies fault that the water is polluted. where did you expect them to dump their tailings? honestly, do you expect them to be environmentaly responsible? besides, the people can buy bottled water. get used to it people, there is worse to come. the days of havin a boilup in the woods is gone unless you bring clean water with you.

  • Eli
    December 17, 2012 - 14:40

    Anybody ever hear of Sandy Pond? Perhaps Charlene Johnson can give us some more words of wisdom why the coming disaster there is economically and environmentally justifiable. PC bobbleheads hardly covers it.

  • Jack
    December 17, 2012 - 14:13

    Due to considerable environmental damage tailings ponds can do to nearby rivers, the Newfoundland and Labrador Government must fix it as soon as possible, even during the winter time, and no questions asked. Shame on the Department of Natural Resources for failing to fix this pond and jeopardizing water quality in the process.

    • david
      December 17, 2012 - 19:35

      Whatever needed to be done should have bene before it broke. Now that it's broke open, all the damage that could have been done is done, anbd anby money spent now would be a complete waste....which is exactly why they indeed will now spend a fortune addressing the risk / danger / problem that used to be there. I know...expropriate it!

  • Dad
    December 17, 2012 - 13:49

    Why do mines insist in always dumping their tailings into fresh water areas? Can't they dump them in Dry Holes? Imagine, they dumped this toxic crap into fresh water and near Salmon stocks besides. Oh the humanity.