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Catastrophic Tailings Spill at Mount Polley Mine

August 8, 2014 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Imperial MetalsBritish ColumbiaWaste Rock and TailingsEnvironmentGoldImpact on CommunitiesToxics/NPRIWater and fisheries.

On August 5, approximately 10 billion litres of wastewater and 5 billion litres of solid tailings waste escaped the impoundment at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine in the interior of British Columbia. The creek that received the brunt of the flow was completely obliterated, some of the waste backed up into Polley Lake and some • Read More »