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Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation calling for biosolids moratorium

The Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation is calling for a moratorium on the transportation of biosolids through their traditional territory.

The South Cariboo First Nation has raised the call for a moratorium in the past.

This latest call comes after a truck carrying biosolids caught on fire and spilled biosolids in early August, with an earlier spill contaminating a fish bearing creek

Chief Patrick Harry of the SXFN says they have a number of concerns over biosolids.

He says his nation is against their territory being as a dumping ground for waste from the Lower Mainland, adding they may have a case for infringement of their rights and title.

Chief Harry says they’re in talks with the Ministry of Environment as well as the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, with more talks coming up in September.

Biosolids are made from sewage waste and are often used as fertilizer.

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