From Mike Carter and Jonny Wakefield of the Alaska Highway News:
Construction crews on the Site C dam failed to adequately control sediment and runoff into the Peace River, potentially hurting fish populations, Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) investigators have found.
In a report issued April 7, the regulator found BC Hydro breached two conditions of its environmental assessment certificate aimed at minimizing the flow of silt and runoff into the Peace River.
The utility has been ordered to work with sediment control specialists to develop a new plan to combat erosion and runoff by April 22...
...Site C spokesperson Dave Conway said the EAO order is an example of the system working...
Do these spokethingies of the flack-hackerious kind even pay attention to the things that are coming out of their mouths?
How long has this 'system working' thing been going on, and what's the problem with a little silt anyway?
...."They've been digging in that river since October, and we've been complaining about silt in the river since October," (Peace Valley Landowner Ass'n President Ken Boon) said. "Our concern was they were creating way too much silt in the river itself with all the digging they did."
Elevated levels of silt and sediment put Peace River fish populations at risk—especially during spawning season, Boon said.
"Silt and eggs don't mix," he said. "That's why they make these conditions on these permits." ...
And if this were happening in, say, that big river out by the farm of the guy who dances, but hates EMail?
And, for the details that matter, Laila has been all over this for months.