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Teck starts work on contaminated water treatment plant

Teck Trail Operations is to start building the plant that will treat contaminated groundwater that leached from the site pre- 1980’s.

The $40 million facility will process the groundwater that has gone under Teck, the river and across to a part of East Trail.

Community Relations Leader Catherine Adair says two interceptor wells already exist next to the river.

The contaminated groundwater contains ammonia , sulphate and some metals.

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The treatment plant should be ready for the summer of 2016.

Three monitoring wells will also be drilled this spring in East Trail starting later this month.

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