“I’m surprised that nobody has been killed here since the spill.”
That’s what one resident of Likely, B.C., recently told me at her home near Quesnel Lake, the site of the Mount Polley mine disaster that sent 24 million cubic metres of mining waste into the lake last August.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity she said she was warned by another community member about discussing the Mount Polley mine spill with journalists.
“Be careful, they said to me. Be careful.”
She said another woman, who lives up the road, received three separate threatening phone calls after speaking with a television crew in the wake of the spill.
“One person told her she should mind her own goddam business.”