Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Experts to Advise Kamloops, B.C. on Proposed Mine's Potential Health Effects

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Experts to Advise Kamloops, B.C. on Proposed Mine's Potential Health Effects

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How would mine affect health? Experts to weigh in

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Councillors in Kamloops, B.C., have called on experts to advise them on any health effects of a controversial gold and copper mine proposed for the outskirts of the city.

Council voted unanimously to invite regional medical health officer Kamran Golmohammadi and air quality meteorologist Ralph Adams to present their findings on the mine that is opposed by local First Nations and environmentalists.

Golmohammadi is leading a health assessment of the project, while Adams is evaluating its effects on air quality in the city.

The presentations are scheduled to take place at a special council meeting on June 22.

Coun. Ken Christian said he wants the public to hear from medical officials, not only engineers, about the mine's potential health effects.

Councillors also decided to stage a town hall meeting on June 19 to allow residents to hear from SLR Consulting, which is conducting a $500,000 review of the mine's environmental application on behalf of the city. …

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