Planned dump site creates worry for chief of neighbouring First Nation community – CBC

Jul 21, 2021

Natoaganeg First Nation Chief George Ginnish concerned about potential drinking water contamination

The chief of a New Brunswick First Nation says he’s concerned about the impact a proposed dump site near the community could have on the community’s drinking water.

The proposed dump site is just north of Natoaganeg First Nation, formerly known as Eel Ground First Nation, and would be upstream from the watershed that feeds the community’s drinking well water, said Chief George Ginnish.

He said he’s worried that if any material were to leach into the soil, the community’s water supply could be contaminated.

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