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Building on Burns Bog is problematic warns soil expert

The spongy, wet lowland that's going to be home to the PNE and a major theme park has some soil experts concerned.

John Clague, a professor at the Earth Sciences Department at Simon Fraser University, wonders how the developers will get around the problems of building on a bog.

Clague says all the peat in Delta's Burns Bog will compact easily under the heavy weight of a building. And that there's also the danger of the whole area liquefying in the shaking of an earthquake.

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