Thousands of earthquakes near Site C dam and mounting geotechnical problems require closer look

The BC government should immediately appoint an independent panel of geologists and engineers to assess the ongoing geotechnical problems at Site C and whether the unstable ground at the dam construction site could be further compromised by the thousands of fracking-induced earthquakes occurring nearby, says Ben Parfitt from the CCPA BC office. 

“It is absolutely essential that the BC government address the serious problems at Site C and determine once and for all whether it is prudent public policy to allow natural gas industry fracking operations to occur anywhere in the Peace River region, given the thousands of earthquakes linked to fracking,” says Parfitt, the CCPA BC office's resource policy analyst.

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