In testimony today ( October 17,2013), Bowker Associates called on BEP to not allow a rehash of the debate to date, to hold all commenters to high standards of constructive input, truth and supported statements and to ask an outside expert to review our statute, our draft rule and our old rules and recommend a course of action.
The statement also explained the relationship between the inherent risk in the geology of a mineral deposit and the range of decisions and technologies that might be applied to control or mitigate those risks cautioning that there have been no major new technologies addressed to risk management since SRK’s 1990 report for Boliden at Bald Mountain. In that report SRK advised Boliden that there would be significant, unavoidable off site environmental degradation and that there were no known technologies that could be expected to control or mitigate that.
Lindsay Newland Bowker, CPCU, ARM, Environmental Risk Manager
Bowker Associates, Science & Research In the Pubic Interest, Stonington Maine