Feds approve plan to dump Sisson Mine waste into Atlantic salmon habitat

Written by Kaleigh Holder on July 10, 2019

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo by Nick Hawkins.

The federal government will let the Sisson Partnership dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River.

Amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations posted today redefine portions of Bird Brook and a tributary to West Branch Napadogan Brook as “tailings impoundment areas,” allowing the owners to bury the brooks under mine tailings and waste rock.

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