Small Island can’t risk wells

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Editor: I don’t think most of us know enough about the deep-water wells issue in this province but I do think that you don’t have to be a trained scientist to realize that these proposed wells would be detrimental to our ground water for years to come. Betty Howatt said it well: “we’re sitting on a sandbar surrounded by water” and with that it’s very obvious that this small piece of land, surrounded by water, cannot sustain deep wells without dire consequences. Is it a point of greed, is it something the growers are putting a deaf ear to, the list goes on?

If the deep water wells come to pass it could cause irreparable damage to groundwater, do we want to risk it? All the streams that get contaminated every year, and this is ground water, with runoff is sufficient to contend with. Once again, do we want to risk it?

Ralph MacDonald,

Borden-Carleton

Geographic location: Small Island, Borden-Carleton

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