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To: Honourable Sarah Guillemard Minister of Conservation and Climate
Protect Brokenhead River; Lake Winnipeg; And SouthEast Aquifer(s)
Help us stop CanWhite Sands from polluting the Brokenhead River, the SouthEast Carbonate Aquifer and Lake Winnipeg.
Urgent! We have until August 25th to send our email letters and concerns to the Honourable Sarah Guillemard Minister of Conservation and Climate and Jennifer Winsor, P.Eng. Environmental Engineer Environmental Approvals Branch Department of Sustainable Development.
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Image Above: Acid run off from sand mining Black Island Manitoba. [Photo by Don Sullivan].
Why is this important?
CanWhite Sands has applied for a sand processing plant to take out 5.5 CFL football fields squared by 26 stories high of silica sand each year for the next 25 years. The oxygenizing of this silica will produce acid of a pH of 2.44 leaching heavy metals like arsenic. The drainage is to the Brokenhead river where this acid along with a polyacrylamide which breaks down in sunlight and acid to acrylamide a potent neurotoxin. This project will pollute the Brokenhead river contaminate the carbonate aquifer and kill lake Winnipeg. This environmental assessment plan ignores key aspects of the proposal that will lead to this damage.
Link to Government EAP:
CWS Proposed Project Impacts to Brokenhead River - Dennis Analysis.pdf
Dennis LeNeveu's Correction of Free Press Article
Risk Assessment of CanWhite Sands Project “Dangerous to Eastern Watershed” By “Our Line in the Sand”- a local community group