Video: Fish Processing Plant Dumping Potentially Hazardous ‘Blood Water’ into B.C. Waters
OutdoorHub Reporters 11.29.17
A fish processing plant in Canada is receiving major backlash after a video was released showing “blood water” being dumped into British Columbia’s waters at an unprecedented rate.
The video shows photographer Tavish Campbell take a dive in the bay just outside of a processing plant, where he discovered an unimaginable sight: a gigantic, billowing cloud of bright-red liquid is seen cascading out of an effluent pipe and mixing with the clear water.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Tavish Campbell said.
“I was grossed out at the same time I was feeling mad,” he continued. “I was just in shock.”
According to BBC, British Columbia Environment Minister, George Heyman, called the footage “very graphic” and ensured they are “looking into the plant’s permits and independently reviewing the effluent test results.”
Watch the video below for more details on how this is threatening salmon populations; be sure to turn up the volume on the Facebook video: