British Columbia

Hazardous materials recycling site raises Fraser River fears

Environmentalists oppose a hazardous material recycling plant in Chilliwack because they are concerned the Fraser River could become contaminated.

Water could become contaminated if the river floods, environmentalists and First Nations say

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Environmentalists and First Nations groups oppose a hazardous material recycling plant in Chilliwack, B.C., because they are concerned the Fraser River could become contaminated if it floods into the site. Hazardous materials include lamps which contain mercury and PCBs, and water does occasionally come into the area.

The city has approved the initial stages, and says they have a facility to pump any water out.


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