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SITE C IS SINKING INTO OLD MUD

Open letter to: PREMIER HORGAN, cc. HONOURABLE Eby, HONOURABLE Ralston, HONOURABLE James

From:

Gramineae Seed Farm

Arthur & Laurel Hadland

6750 253 Road, Baldonnel, B.C. V0C 1C2

Phone: (250) 789-3566

Re: SITE C IS SINKING INTO OLD MUD

Objective information regarding the geological instability of Site C has been available to decision makers for a long time.

Firstly, the 1963 Professional Engineers’ Analysis of the 1957 collapse of the Peace River Bridge identified the Shaftesbury Shales and high rainfall as the prime reason for that failure.

Secondly, an excerpt from Klohn Crippen & SNC Lavelin Peace River - Site C Hydro Project Reservoir Shoreline Impacts Methodology and Criteria Report No. P05032A02-10-001; September 2009, Page 9:

"The uncertainties in predicting both the extent and rate of the reservoir

shoreline impacts lead to the proposal to adopt an observational approach

for periodically reviewing and updating the reservoir impact lines after the

reservoir has been filled."

This statement should have been a show stopper!

This was followed by a LIDAR report showing 4010 active slide areas in the proposed reservoir.

Thirdly, a 1991 Report for the former Minister of Energy and Mines Jack Weisgerber: