Monthly Archives: October 2013

Notes from the Endgame: Former Quantum Murray worker speaks out

INTRODUCTION: A former Quantum Murray employee recently sent me this email expressing frustration with the environmental remediation of Lemon Creek. It’s a pertinent insight into what I’ve called The Politics of Self-Regulation, showing how—once again—people and the environment come last … Continue reading

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Lemon Creek still saturated with jet fuel

Despite the deafening silence that has fallen over the Slocan River and Lemon Creek since the Quantum Murray remediation teams left, residents continue to find ample evidence of jet fuel. Lemon Creek resident Jon Burden, profiled in an earlier blog … Continue reading

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Lemon Creek Monitoring Plan: the Politics of Self-Regulation

The Ministry of Environment has released the long-term monitoring plan for the Lemon Creek jet fuel spill. The plan was prepared by SNC Lavalin, the firm hired by Executive Flight Centre (EFC) as its lead environmental consultant. However, the documents … Continue reading

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Not Giving Up Yet: An Interview with Jennifer Yeow

INTRODUCTION: Microbiologist Jennifer Yeow of Slocan Valley Streamkeepers was among those present for a talk by retired federal fisheries biologist Otto Langer September 29 at Passmore Hall. Passmore is on the southern reach of the Slocan River on its way … Continue reading

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Life After the Spill Pt.3: A Walk Along Lemon Creek

Sunday, September 29, 2013 Jon walks us through this scrub pine landscape padded by moss, the smell of jet fuel ever present. Sometimes elusive now, but Jon’s been sensitized. His nose picks up the slightest trace. This is someone who … Continue reading

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