Province spends $40M on Lynn Lake rehab
"The province says it will spend $40 million to rehabilitate seven abandoned mines around the town of Lynn Lake in northern Manitoba.
After a number of mining companies departed from their operations there about 10 years ago, the area was left with toxic sites and thousands of workers without jobs.
"When they left, they left in a hurry and they left quite a mess," said Mayor Sean Maher."
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/11/17/man-lynn-lake-mine-cleanup.html#ixzz15pc0Tijq
Just another example of what can happen without proper financial assurances in place.