Wednesday, April 30, 2008

'Green' power project kills fish; ducks and frogs 'disappear'.

Smaller power generation projects are quickly building up a pretty poor track record.From a recent report in the Vancouver Sun:
An independent power project on Miller Creek near Pemberton is failing to meet its commitments to produce "green power" and to protect species at risk, according to an environmental consulting report.

The 33-megawatt power project, owned by the City of Edmonton's EPCOR Utilities Ltd., had an oil spill on site as well as fish kills resulting from "dewatering" of the creek for four hours during a malfunction last September, reports TRC Biological Consulting Ltd. of Port Coquitlam.

The December 2007 report also notes that harlequin ducks and tailed frogs, both species at risk, have vanished from the creek since construction of the plant in spring 2003.

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See also: With Pitt River hydro plans stopped, what now?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We can't afford any kind of pollution anymore. The air quality in Abbotsford or entire Fraser Valley is already pretty poor. We need green power but at the cost of rivers and and nature? Is that smart?