Thursday, July 02, 2015

This Day In Clarkland: Burying The Mt. Polley Report...


...Under the 'coincidental' same day release of the Transit Plebiscite (non) results.


Via the MoCo:

A report released by B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissionerabout the Mount Polley Mine disaster last summer reveals that the province had information that indicated a potential safety risk that it did not disclose to local residents — but it didn't have to do so.

The commissioner examined records from the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Ministry of Environment from January 2009 to August 2014.

The report found that the information the ministries had about the mine did not meet provincial requirements to share the risks to residents. However, they did have information about two events — a tension crack and a "freeboard incident" — that they could have disclosed nonetheless.

"With today's report, I have concluded that urgent circumstances are no longer required to trigger proactive disclosure where there is a clear public interest in disclosure of the information," said the commissioner Elizabeth Denham in a written statement...


The government had information that indicated a potential safety risk to to the public and the environment and they didn't tell anybody.

But, according to the 'rules' they didn't really have to tell anybody.

Therefore the actual disaster is an impetus for changing the 'rules' about actually telling people what is actually going on.

Just think about that for a minute, because...

I mean it's like the precautionary principle times negative eleventy billion infinities.




scotty on denman said...

Man! Was Prentice ever right on the "math is hard" stuff---rock hard, way right.

Anonymous said...

how could they find any records after anything to win comment and allegations of docs jpeged format rendering search useless?maybe im wrong?

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Len said...

So I was wondering ,if the govt.and the company knew there was a problem with the dam and didn't find it important enough to say anything,WOULD IT BE THE SAME WITH PIPELINES.......YOU BET IT WOULD