Clean up the toxic Tulsequah Chief Mine

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Stop the mine pollution in the Taku River

Hi Paov,

It's time for the BC government to keep their promise and clean up the toxic Tulsequah Chief mine.

The Tulsequah Chief mine in Northern BC, near Alaska, is right next to the pristine Take River, teeming with biodiversity. The mine has been flooding the Taku River with toxic run-off for over six decades. The Taku River is home to many species of salmon, vital to the ecosystem and to many species that rely on them.

In 2015, the BC government promised to clean up the mine. Yet eight years later its pollution continues unabated. We must demand they clean up this toxic problem.

Write now

The Taku’s annual salmon runs can top two million wild fish, including chinook, coho, sockeye, chum and pink salmon. The acid mine drainage stemming from the Tulsequah Chief mine is laced with toxic metals such as lead and copper that can inhibit the... homing ability and sense of smell of adult salmon and prevent them from spawning — this is simply unacceptable.

The Taku River Tlingit First Nation, Douglas Indian Association and 15-tribal member Southeast Indigenous Transboundary Commission in Alaska have called on BC to honour its commitment to end decades of toxic acid mine discharge. With pressure from Alaska and our action, together we must insist the BC government take action to clean up this mine once and for all.

Write my letter now!

When people like us who love the beautiful ecosystems in BC come together to write letters to our politicians, we can create long lasting change for salmon and for the Taku River and have a future filled with safety and prosperity for generations to come.

For the wild,

Joe Foy

Protected Areas Campaigner
Wilderness Committee

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