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KGHM AJAX Inc., A Mine Too Close
The Kamloops Area Preservation Association (KAPA) is not opposed to any economic activity which conforms with the city's promoted image as a healthy place in which to live, surrounded by a beautiful environment. KAPA is opposed to the location of the proposed KGHM Ajax copper/gold mine, a large part of which would be within the Kamloops City limits.
KAPA is opposed to this massive development for the following reasons, and many more:
- it will be a huge, noisy, dusty open pit operation within 1.4 kilometres of the nearest residences, and 2 kilometres from the nearest elementary school.
- within six kilometres, downwind and downslope of the perimeter of the proposed Ajax mine are 8 elementary schools, 4 high schools, 4 senior citizen’s residences, one hospital (Royal Inland), and one university (Thompson Rivers).
- about 90,000 people could be exposed to the toxic dust (containing arsenic, lead, aluminum and much more) which will inevitably blow over the city.
- the use of 15 billion litres of water per year will create haze and fog over the city, and could well increase the water table and land slippage problems at Aberdeen.
- the devastating impact the mine would have on local ranchers, some of whom have lived here for generations.
- the probability of long-term pollution of the Thompson River.
We believe that the long-term economic future of Kamloops does not lie in the development of an open pit mine which, in 23 years, provided copper prices remain high, will close, leaving behind a devastated landscape, a negative impact on airshed quality, a badly damaged tourism industry and ruined ranchers.
This web site contains a great deal of accurate information on this project. Please take the time to read it, and send us your comments. better yet, give us your support. The following are links to maps and graphics which demonstrate the size of the proposed mine.
To find out more or to help support our cause, email: firstname.lastname@example.org