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Dispute brewing over safety of Campbell River’s drinking water

A local group says it’s concerned about the city’s water supply.

The Campbell River Environmental Committee is calling on the provincial government to have 1,200 tons of creosoted timbers removed from a landfill owned by Upland Excavating.

Upland spokesperson Terry Stuart says the company’s permit allows them to dump such materials at the site, and there is no risk to the city’s water supply:

Leona Adams with CREC says they want indisputable proof of that:

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Adams believes it’s a matter of where on the site the materials are deposited:

Stuart says Upland’s done its due diligence:

The Ministry of the Environment says it sent staff to the site west of Campbell River on Gold River Highway last month. It says it found no significant issues. Test results are now being looked over to see if creosoted timbers are an acceptable form of waste for the Upland Excavating landfill.

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