Ministry refuses to inspect occupied quarry

Posted: April 26, 2007 in Deseronto, Headlines, Natives

The Ministry of Natural Resources is concerned about waste material found at the quarry occupied by Mohawk protestors, but refuses to visit the site as long as they occupy it. When protesters took over the quarry, they say they found materials such as burned batteries and oil filters, as well as what appears to be highway asphalt, located below the level of an aquifer.

“We’d like to get our staff out there to inspect it, but it’s a bit of a safety issue for them,” said Anne Marie Flanagan, spokeswoman for Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay.

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