Fraser Valley farmers won’t know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil
News Source: CBC
November 28, 2021
“Those pollutants may not be on site anymore. They actually might be in our nearby aquatic ecosystems.” – Dr. Sean Smukler
Dr. Sean Smukler, CSFS Associate and agricultural ecologist, spoke about the ways how recent flooding events may have affected nearby soils and aquatic ecosystems. The exact extent to which pollutants have contaminated the soils is unknown prior to more testing. However, the Ministry stated that this is a weeks-long process and tests cannot be conducted until the water recedes.