First Nations optimistic, yet fearful a year after Mount Polley disaster

APTN National News
This past Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the massive Mount Polley environmental disaster in British Columbia.

Millions of cubic metres of waste rushed into the surrounding lakes and streams. People’s lives were turned upside down. They feared for their health and jobs.

Members of the local First Nation communities are both cautiously optimistic and fearful.

The leadership has united and is demanding sweeping industry reforms.

APTN’s Rob Smith has the story.


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