MAC/20: Mines and Communities

Canada update

Published by MAC on 2007-07-03


Canada update

3rd July 2007

Xstrata Zinc seems, for now at least, to have escaped independent scrutiny on pollution from its Brunswick Smelter, despite a 2005 study showing unacceptable health risks in the nearby communities.

First nations in eastern Ontario have forced the uranium mining company Frontenac Ventures to put its operations on hold through protests.

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