Northwest BC lakes said at risk

Rio Tinto emissions will lead to acid rain, asserts writer

Dear Sir:

Recent letters about Rio Tinto Alcan increasing its emissions missed a very important area of problems resulting from acid rain.

And that would be the permanent environmental damage that results to lakes subjected to acid rain over long periods of time.

We have enough problems of declining fish populations with fishermen having the traditional trout catches taken away from them in the form of mandatory catch and release of bull trout and char species in the rivers and streams of the Skeena area and now Rio Tinto Alcan wants to double its emissions of sulphur dioxide which is a major contributor to acid rain.

Someone in the provincial environmental ministry should be castigated if this doubling of Alcan emissions is approved.

Rio Tinto Alcan – you sure are not a very good corporate environmental steward if you think that the general public will swallow your poison pill of sulphur dioxide and acid rain that you want to double.

Wilf Butters,

Thornhill, BC


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