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Survey shows mixed confidence in ultimate success of Giant Mine remediation project – CBC

Apr 26, 2023

Arsenic trioxide contamination, water treatment, and freezing of the arsenic chambers are top concerns

Some Yellowknife, Ndilǫ and Dettah residents are skeptical about the Giant Mine site being successfully remediated.

That’s according to a recent survey from the Giant Mine Oversight Board (GMOB).

About one-third of respondents said they were either “not very confident” or “not at all confident” that the site would be successfully remediated.

Another third said they were either “very confident” or “somewhat confident.”

“The survey was meant to be able to capture a moment in time,” says Ben Nind, GMOB’s executive director. “[It’s] only into the second year of remediation, you’re into a long period of consultation now and so it’s a matter of just building upon that year by year, moment by moment, meeting by meeting, to be able to build confidence and build trust.”

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