Lynn Lake, Manitoba: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:31 by admin
Officials have known about toxic waste materials contaminating five abandoned mining sites in Manitoba, Canada for over ten years. Recently, the Manitoba government announced that it will invest $2 million to study and resolve the environmental health risks associated with these mines.

Some residents of Lynn Lake, a small northwestern town in Manitoba, are living within a kilometer of an abandoned mine containing over 22 million tons of waste. Lynn Lake's Mayor, Andie Dulewich, reports that the cancer rate in one part of the town is alarmingly high. According to the mayor, nearly every house in the area has at least one cancer victim.

See your doctor if you live or work in Lynn Lake and have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Specific Contaminated Sites
  2. Cancer
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