Saturday, April 16, 2016

Shawnigan Lake Contaminated Dumping Resumes

Photo: Laura Colpitts Twitter
Partial stay allows dumping to resume

South Island Resource Management has won a temporary stay of an earlier court decision which allows them to resume dumping contaminated soil at the Shawnigan Lake site. The stay was granted pending the outcome of an appeal of the earlier ruling which will be heard in August of this year.

On March 21 the BC Supreme Court found that the site did not comply with Regional District zoning for the area.

The CBC report said the permission to resume partial operations "protects against the spectre of an orphan site and illegal dumping of contaminated soils" because the company would otherwise be at risk of bankruptcy or foreclosure.

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