British Columbia Once a thriving fishery town, is Namu, B.C., too contaminated for the Heiltsuk First Nation? Add to ...


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For decades, Namu B.C. was a thriving community where hundreds worked at an industrial fishing complex. But when the B.C. Salmon fishery collapsed in 1970, the Namu cannery closed. Asbestos, old fuel tanks and contaminated soil remain on site, and are slowly crumbling into the Pacific Ocean. Namu Properties Ltd. are trying to sell the site. Heiltsuk First Nation are interested but worried about the clean-up costs.

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