The Prairie Creek mine, located just outside the boundary of the Nahanni National Park Reserve and World Heritage Site, is an environmental and financial disaster wating to happen. The issues are numerous and somewhat complex. The involve the mine's poor location, toxic substances, regulatory oversight, Aboriginal lands, and the expansion of one of Canada's most famous National Parks. The article "A Disaster Waiting to Happen: Prairie Creek Mine" attempts to set out the history of the mine and the company that owns it, problems at the site and other related issues in a manner that will assist people who care about the situation to act on it.
27 February 2004, 11.50am EST