Feb. 3: Concerns Arise about Impact of Mine Cleanup on Bay

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The city of Yellowknife and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation are working on a plan to develop the Yellowknife Bay but want to make sure the contaminated soil at the Giant Mine site won’t affect the Bay’s water quality. The Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada plans to freeze some 237,000 tonnes of arsenic in underground chambers, but it’s believed there’s still toxic sediment buried in the soil on the bottom of Yellowknife Bay and Baker Creek. They’re concerned about what would happen to the water if this soil’s disrupted by activity on the Bay.