Selenium Elk Valley coal mining

Coal Valley: The story of B.C.’s quiet water contamination crisis

With reports of deformed fish and well water not safe for locals to drink, The Narwhal sent a video crew to the Elk Valley in the southeastern corner of the province to investigate

This 14-minute mini-documentary tells the tale of a slowly unfolding pollution crisis and a community afraid of the consequences of speaking out about it.

Read more about selenium in the Elk Valley.

Carol Linnitt is a journalist, editor, illustrator and co-founder of The Narwhal. Carol has been reporting on energy and environmental…

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