Xboundary: a Film about Extreme Pollution Risks by Open-Pit Mining in British Columbia and Threats to Wildlife and Economy

Xboundary: a Film about Extreme Pollution Risks by Open-Pit Mining in British Columbia and Threats to Wildlife and Economy


A Salmon Film By Ryan Peterson; Salmon Beyond Borders; on Vimeo

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An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines — at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska — has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks posed to their multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries.

These concerns were heightened with the August 4, 2014 catastrophic tailings dam failure at nearby Mount Polley Mine in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed…

Mount Polley was 10 million cubic meters of waste water containing dangerous chemicals released in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed…

Xboundary: A Salmon Film By Ryan Peterson; Salmon Beyond Borders

Learn More: Xboundary – Defending Alaska & British Columbia salmon rivers from open-pit mining; By Ryan Peterson & Travis Rummel

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