The Shawnigan Lake Residents Association is very disappointed that a controversial permit, issued to dumb soil near the lake, has been approved.

President Calvin Cook says BC’s Environmental Appeal Board gave a pair of companies the green light on Friday, after months of deliberations, to treat toxic soil in a quarry pit.

He says there is now a legitimate concern about the future of drinking water in the community.

Cook says they are now looking at all options moving forward, including taking the matter to court.

He says the provincial government should take a long, hard look at the evidence against the project and overturn the permit.