In a recent letter to Minister Mike DeJong, Chair of BC’s Treasury Board, Area C Director Arthur Hadland provides a comprehensive overview of the many and significant impacts that would occur in the Peace River Valley, including Old Fort, should Site C proceed. Hadland asks DeJong whether he has truly considered the full cost of the project when these impacts, and Hadland’s proposed mitigation and compensation measures, are taken into consideration. Further Hadland suggests that a moratorium be placed on the current decision-making process and that a truly open and accountable decision-making process by the British Columbia Utilities Commission take place to assess Site C.

The attached PDF provides a list of all of the impacts that Hadland’s constituents would suffer if the dam would proceed, including for example: excessive noise, dust and air pollution; vulnerability to a dam failure; vulnerability to slumping at the existing dump site in the valley; increased traffic and associated safety concerns; among many other issues and impacts. Hadland also expresses his frustration at having provided this information several times throughout the decision-making process on Site C with no response from either BC Hydro nor government to date. Please read the attachment for details.

L_AH_De Jong_Site C.pdf Oct 2014