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October 21, 2017 12:23 pm

BC Hydro Hit with ‘Orders to Remedy’ Under Environmental Assessment Act

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 6:59 AM

Prince George, B.C.  – Since  April of last year,  BC Hydro and Power Authority has  received 5 “orders  to remedy” for the  Site C Project under the  Environmental Assessment Act.

According to the  quarterly reports  for 2016,  released this week by the Province,  the first three orders were issued  between  April 1st and June 30th of last year.

The first  was to “address the failure to adhere to measures to properly segregate and dispose of recyclables and waste material”

The second  was to “address non-compliance with the requirement to implement measures to control and clean up leaks and spills of hydrocarbon material”

The third  called for BC Hydro to ” address the failure to adhere to measures to control runoff water and sediment in and adjacent to a ravine”.

Two more orders were issued during the  4th quarter,  one  called on BC Hydro to  address the ” failure to implement measures to minimize adverse effects to amphibians on and about the roads servicing the Site C Clean Energy Project site

And the  fifth order  was  to “address the non-compliance with the requirement to monitor water quality in potentially affected wells twice per year, for a period of 10 years, from the outset of construction of the Site C Clean Energy Project”.

250News has   requested a response from BC Hydro on the status of the  remedy orders, but  a response  was  not received  by  publication time.

Comments

So maybe hydro power is not as clean as we think.
Cheers

    Say what?

    They weren’t seperating their recyclables.

      Oh, more than just that, surely. The others are:

      * Failure to control and clean up leaks and spills of hydrocarbon material

      ** failure to adhere to measures to control runoff water and sediment

      ** failure to implement measures to minimize adverse effects to amphibians

      ** non-compliance with the requirement to monitor water quality in potentially affected wells.

      Since the (Liberal) government was in control of this development, how is this failur to comply with the law possible? Do they think they are above the law?

      Bryan Llewellyn

Christy always thought she was above the law. These issues never would have been made public if the Liberals were still in power.

On a multi billion dollar project involving numerous companies and contractors this is really just small potatoes unless the general contractor overseeing the whole works did not instruct the offending parties to comply with the orders issued.

They might have even installed a frog crossing on the road by now :)

    Ya small potatoes just like MT Polley. Fox guarding the chicken house.

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