True story of Nechako Reservoir tunnel must be told

Of the 17 people at the Rio Tinto Alcan presentation last month in Vanderhoof, only two came from the general public.

Editor:

 

 

Of the 17 people at the Rio Tinto Alcan presentation last month in Vanderhoof’s Village Inn, only two came from the general public, This is unacceptable.

It was an important meeting – all about improvements and repairs to facilities in the Kemano Project, but mostly the meeting focused on how soon the tunnel from the Nechako Reservoir to Kemano will collapse. Yes!

And yet in last week’s (October 13) Omineca Express, Colleen Nyce, Rio Tinto Alcan’s manager of corporate affairs only focused on working cooperatively with some flooding at Cheslatta’s grave sites and at low elevations near Vanderhoof. This is unacceptable too.

The true story about the tunnel going down to the Kemano that needs fixing must be told. More water will have to come this way for maybe five months through Skins Lake Spillway probably starting very early in May 2012 as the ice melts from the Nechako Reservoir and River.

I talked at the Village Inn meeting of climate change giving an average 20 per cent more precipitation worldwide and this area is being blessed (or otherwise) with about 40 per cent more precipitation. This is a great responsibility for Rio Tinto Alcan to protect us from.

I write this letter as a service to a great corporate giant, to all the levels of government, plus to all people in the Fraser watershed because “God helps those that help themselves.”

Pete Rodseth

Vanderhoof