Call this protection?

Call this protection? Re Flooding at Minto stalls copper excavation (the News, July 31): Correct me if I am wrong, in this article you are pointing out that the Yukon Territorial Water Board approved the discharge of 300 million litres of wastewater from

Re Flooding at Minto stalls copper excavation (the News, July 31):

Correct me if I am wrong, in this article you are pointing out that the Yukon Territorial Water Board approved the discharge of 300 million litres of wastewater from the Minto mine into the Yukon River watershed, at the height of the 2009 salmon run, not because of the “imminent breach of their treatment pond dikes” as stated in a previous article, but that this discharge was approved to enable this mine to process ore with a high enough grade to meet its projected profit margins. If correct, this is a very interesting view of “environmental protection” on the part of our water board.

Bob Wagner

Keno City