The Canadian Press

2015-08-23 | Alaska Mines

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B-C's mines minister is heading to southeast Alaska to meet conservationists, tribal groups and industry representatives for the first time since the Mount Polley spill. It happened a year ago when 24-million cubic metres of mine waste and water spilled into nearby lakes and waterways. Bill Bennett was invited by the Alaskan government, which arranged a week-long series of meetings. Bennett says he plans to listen closely to the concerns of the people who would be harmed most by a mining spill. (Bennett has made one other visit to Alaska since the spill and he was criticized for only meeting with mining industry representatives.)

Date: 2015-08-23
Placeline: VICTORIA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << you're not you're staying in the communities we're going to kind of helicopter out and go to a site in DC and mine site in DC we're going to go out to the taku river and meet with some commercial Fishers and I want to get around a bad in and see what it's like to live in Southeast Alaska and and white people feel so you know so passionate about protecting what they have there >>