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Fracking, landslide blamed for contamination of Northern B.C. creek

A landslide in B.C.'s Peace region is fuelling fears and blame around fracking. (Betsy Trumpener/CBC)

A landslide in B.C.’s Peace region is fuelling fears and blame around fracking. (Betsy Trumpener/CBC)

B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission says ‘no evidence’ that fracking to blame, heavy metals naturally in soil

By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, Oct 25, 2015

A relentless landslide that’s contaminated a source of drinking water near a community in northeastern B.C. has residents blaming oil and gas exploration’s effects underground for causing the slide that’s contaminating the creek with silt and heavy metals.

Farmers and ranchers near Hudson’s Hope say they’ve lost their sole water source and blame landslides on changes to underground aquifers and land stability because of nearby fracking and the effect of two nearby hydro dams, but officials say there is no proof of this. Read the rest of this entry