Water samples taken on Aug. 9, 2014, from three locations in the Quesnel River and Quesnel Lake have been tested and confirm that all samples, once again, meet provincial and federal drinking water guidelines.
Additionally, all samples fall below chronic and acute BC Water Quality guidelines to protect aquatic life.
Samples are taken by Ministry of Environment staff and sent to an independent lab in Vancouver for testing and analysis.
The latest samples were taken from the following locations and depths:
- Quesnel Lake south-east corner of Mitchell Bay - at 0.5m and 25m depth
- Quesnel Lake East of Cedar Creek - at 0.5m and 12m depth
- Quesnel River upstream Island North Shore - at 0.5m and 7m depths
These test results and all future results will be shared with local First Nations, the First Nations Health Authority, Interior Health, and the Cariboo Regional District.
More information regarding response to the Mount Polley mine incident can be viewed here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/eemp/incidents/2014/mount-polley.htm
Ministry of Environment