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Oct. 13: Abandoned Mine Thought Clean Is Leaking Copper into a River

The BC Ministry of Energy and Mines doesn’t know why the abandoned Sunro Mine site is currently leaking copper into the Jordon River after being deemed clean back in 1993. The land in which the mine is situated is currently owned by Western Forest Products. The province hasn’t determined who’ll be responsible for paying cleanup costs, but pointed to its “polluter pays” principle.