Barbara Sherriff – “Arsenic and old waste”
by Andrew Bryant, 15 May 2014.
Dr. Barbara Sherriff spoke from her long experience as a Professor of Geology at the University of Manitoba. Now re-located to Powell River, Barbara serves as our current Club President and reminds us that geological processes have not stopped.
She spoke about the causes and some solutions for environmental issues related to metal mining, including acidic drainage and arsenic with examples from gold and base metal mines in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and elsewhere around the globe.
I unfortunately missed her talk, but her Powerpoint presentation was masterful. To the point. Focused. Thorough. And with data! And one of those presentations when people just shake their heads in wonder and say “I had NO idea…”