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Kipawa Lake Area at Risk
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Author:  christinam [ June 13th, 2013, 11:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Kipawa Lake Area at Risk

Kipawa Lake and surrounding areas are important wilderness areas but also favoured canoe routes. Recently the government has put in plans to lift the moratorium and allow development on Kipawa's shores. Plans for development include hydroelectric projects as well as plans for a rare earth open pit mine near the Kipawa River, Lac Sairs (Brennan) and Sheffield Lake. Risks associated with rare earth mining include the use of hazardous chemicals and the production of radioactive waste. Please help us protect the Kipawa watershed by signing and sharing the petition. Thank you. ... evelopment

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