Harrietsfield residents are planning a march Saturday to raise awareness against contaminated water in their community, which has been a problem in their community for years. Here are the details of the march, from resident Melissa King:
All Canadians NEED the Right to a Healthy Environment
Please Join Us in Our Fight for Clean Water
Safe drinking water is essential to all life, and if contaminated, all life will suffer.
This has happened in the Harrietsfield-Williamswood community.
* Several wells and lakes have been impacted with uranium and heavy metals for 34 years.
What: Peaceful Water March (1.5km walk)
When: Saturday, May 30 at 11am
Where: beginning and ending at the Harrietsfield-Williamswood Community Center – 1138 OldSambro Road, Harrietsfield
Here’s an audio interview, via CBC, about a recent Supreme Court decision upholding a clean-up order in Harrietsfield. And here’s the environment minister Randy Delorey’s response.
And here is an overview of the history of the problem, via the Halifax Media Co-op.