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Federal Government takes over Lemon Creek case

A local environmental activist is thrilled but also cautiously optimistic now that the Federal Government is taking on the Lemon Creek spill case.

Marilyn Burgoon in the Slocan Valley has been trying to prosecute as a private citizen after neither the province nor the feds initially took on the matter.

33,000 litres of fuel spilt into the creek in 2013.

Burgoon and her lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law Society have been informed that the Public Prosecution Service Of Canada will intervene.

But she’s concerned the prosecution could take over the case but still choose to drop the charges which relate to polluting a fish-bearing stream.

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