Ottawa to investigate long-standing boil water advisory at Neskantaga First Nation Late last week, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) agreed to an “immediate investigation” into the business practice of companies that worked on the water treatment system in Neskantaga – a First Nations community that has been under a boil water advisory since 1995.
But, Chief Chris Moonias says his residents will have to wait another three weeks to return home and when they do, it will be to a “do not consume” advisory, meaning water can only be used for things like flushing toilet and doing laundry.
“It’s not acceptable to me at all. I’m not going to settle for that.” He says.
Over 250 members of Neskantaga First Nation, roughly 450 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, have been displaced after an oily substance was found in the water reservoir, forcing a plant shutdown that left community members without running water.
Mike Le Couteur reports on the promise of an investigation, and why it’s being greeted with skepticism.
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