New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?
New photos in from Site C today following yet another large slide on the work site.
The first is a full aerial view:
In this second photo I have enhanced the contrast so you can more easily see where the slope has cracked and has come down. The line starts just below the road on the right and goes up and over to the left. There is another smaller one lower down as well. This is followed by a photo showing the exact area of the cracks and slide.
This, following several other slides on the north slope I reported here first in July, along with references to a government commissioned report from 1991 in which the ministry of mines and energy was advised the following:
5.Thus, all of the major terrain slopes present in the eastern Peace River Region are subject to slope failure. Extreme caution should therefore be observed in any effort to exploit or utilize river valley slopes.”…..Page 15
6.”Valley slopes throughout the region are subject to slope failure and colluviation, and the development of these sites should be minimized.”…..Page 17 summary excerpt
You can read all that and more, here, if you missed it this summer: https://lailayuile.com/2016/07/21/site-c-aerial-photos-show-mess-of-dikeswater-and-slides/
I then covered more North slope failures again in August when further issues made me wonder why no one else in the media was asking any questions about whats going on up there and how much this is costing beyond the scope of the contract:
There are more photos I will post as I go through them, but these needed to be shared immediately. Because while hundreds of thousands of British Columbians still have no clue how the BC government exempted Site C from the only review that protected BC Hydro customers interests, many more continue to try and shine a light on this projects failings. And very little of this is seeing the light of major media outlets.
A friend from the Peace once told me that the river has a spirit of its own, and when it has had enough of people tampering with its banks and waters it will let them know. From the looks of all the troubles on the north slopes… I think shes saying enough is enough.