Nickel, in high concentrations, or for a long duration of exposure, is carcinogenic to humans. Nickel is a known haematotoxic, immunotoxic, neurotoxic, genotoxic, reproductive toxic, pulmonary toxic, nephrotoxic , hepatotoxic and carcinogenic agent.
An investigationg did not, and would not have, taken place unless a local man made a complaint about green foam on the water.
" a long running court case filed by Washington state’s Native American Colville Confederated Tribes over environmental damage from smelter effluents, [Cominco] confessed to polluting the upper reaches of the Columbia River for nearly a century. According to reports, the Teck smelter in the city of Trail disposed of hazardous effluent in adjacent river systems between 1896 and 1995."
Here's the point that comes to drinking water: When the Mount Polley Mine Disaster happened, the waste water was stated as "Very Close To Drinking Water Quality." What does this tell us about the "standards" set for our drinking water?
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