A BC biologist who spent the weekend in communities affected by the Mount Polley tailing pond disaster says there are still so many unanswered questions.
Are the fish safe to eat? When is the company going to remove the sludge from the bottom of Quesnel lake?
And, Alexandra Morton says the latest question: What is the blue wax like scum on the top of the water?
Despite all this uncertainly, she says residents are putting on a brave face…
“They know that the mine is important to the community but they are scared. I mean, you don’t know what to touch, you don’t know whether to go in the water. You don’t know if your nose is burning because there’s smoke in the air or because of the chemicals it’s really a very frightening situation here”
It’s been two weeks since millions of cubic meters of waste spewed out of the Imperial mine tailings pond into Hazeltine Creek – and finally Quesnel Lake.