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Mount Polley and the Failure of Compliance

October 21, 2014 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Imperial MetalsTeckCanadaBritish ColumbiaWaste Rock and TailingsEnvironmentGoldToxics/NPRI.

On August 4th of this year, the tailings impoundment at the Mount Polley mine failed, releasing 25 million cubic metres of mine waste and construction material into the watersheds below. Some of the waste backed up into Polley Lake, most of it was dumped into the 10km Hazeltine Creek watershed, and some spread downstream into • Read More »