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Repairs ordered.

REPAIRS ORDERED:

The Ministry of Natural Resources has ordered Matachewan Consolidated Gold Mines to repair the gold mine tailings pond which overflowed on Oct. 18 into the Montreal River, dumping tons of silt contaminated with cyanide, arsenic and lead into the Montreal River. The spill contaminated the water supply for the residents of Elk Lake. However, company president Richard McCloskey said the firm could not afford the repairs and was not liable for damages caused by a heavy rainfall. Matachewan Consolidated ceased operations on the property in 1954, and the property is now owned by McChip Resources of Toronto.
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Title Annotation:Late Breaking...; Matachewan Consolidated Gold Mines
Publication:Northern Ontario Business
Date:Nov 1, 1990
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