Addressing Pollution Sources

  • In 2008, Petitcodiac Riverkeeper reported an illegal mineral drilling operation in the Turtle Creek watershed, a protected area that supplies Greater Moncton with drinking water. With the help of a local citizen, we alerted authorities who immediately required the drilling operation to be shut down. Charges against the company are pending. In addition, the case led the Province of New Brunswick to change its mineral exploration rules the following month.
  • We have engaged the public in environmental pollution issues through public awareness by releasing our annual list of the Top Ten Pollution Sources in our watershed. We continue to advocate for appropriate action on issues such as sewage treatment, uranium exploration and mining, pesticides and stormwater pollution.

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