Dam Burst Threatens Canada Projects Seeking Approval: BLOOMBERG

A dam failure that sent billions of gallons of mine waste flowing down a British Columbia creek threatens to put a chill on new mining projects across Canada. The Aug. 4 accident at Imperial Metals Corp. (III)’s Mount Polley copper-and-gold mine led the local district authority...
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Globe and Mail – Mount Polly spill could affect whole mining industry: GLOBE AND MAIL

B.C.’s mining association says the Mount Polley spill could lead to changes for the industry, even as First Nations leaders predicted the disaster will affect other resource projects and vowed to push for a public inquiry if they do not get the answers they are seeking. Millions...
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What’s in Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley tailings? Should you be worried? GLOBAL TV

The bad news: Spilling five million cubic metres of tailings represents a massive failure of a mine-waste storage method designed to be safe and secure for decades (and on whose safety guarantee permission to develop mines is supposed to rest). The good news: It’s rare – “very...
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Mount Polley breach: What Thursday’s tailings test won’t tell you: GLOBAL TV

B.C.’s environment ministry is providing the results of initial water quality tests in the wake of a massive tailings pond breach that sent five million cubic metres of mine waste roaring through the Cariboo Region. The hope is to provide a modicum of certainty for residents...
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Mount Polley mine spill: Water quality test results within drinking guidelines: CBC

The first water quality test results since the breach of the Mount Polley Mine’s tailings pond have been publicly released, as B.C. Premier Christy Clark meets with concerned residents in the town of Likely. The breach of the tailings pond dam at the copper and gold mine...
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Dam failure: Pebble mine foes say a similar incident would be worst nightmare: CORDOVA TIMES

A tailings dam at a central British Columbia mine site has breached, sending an estimated 14.5 million cubic meters of mine waste into the salmon-rich Fraser River watershed. – See more at: Read more:...
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Alaska concerns – Canadian dam fails, over 1 billion gallons of wastewater spilled: KYVA TV

A Canadian tailings pond dam in southcentral British Columbia failed to hold back an estimated 10 million cubic meters of water and 4.5 million cubic meters of fine sand early Monday, spurring a water ban for a nearby community and raising concerns that have spread to Alaska. The...
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Mount Polley mine spill threatens B.C. sockeye salmon run: CBC

Conservationists and wildlife experts say the Mount Polley mine spill in B.C. poses a threat to sockeye salmon and wildlife that depend on them. Millions of cubic metres of mine waste escaped from a tailings pond Monday into local waterways near the town of Likely, B.C., raising...
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First Nations fear the worst for B.C.’s salmon population: GLOBE AND MAIL

The exact effect of the Mount Polley spill on B.C. salmon is not yet known, but with the sockeye just entering the Fraser River – and more than one million fish heading directly for the region hit by the mining waste – First Nations and conservation groups are fearing the worst....
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Grand Chief compares Mount Polley disaster to Exxon Valdez: VANCOUVER OBSERVER

The Shuswap Tribal Nations Council and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs condemned the inaction of the BC Provincial Government and the Imperial Metals Company surrounding the “disastrous breach” of the Mount Polley Mine Tailing Pond. “Like the Exxon Valdez, Mount...
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Mount Polley mine tailings spill: Imperial Metals could face $1M fine: CBC

Bill Bennett, B.C’s minister of energy and mines, says Imperial Metals will have to acknowledge and pay for any mistakes that led to the massive breach earlier this week of the tailings pond at its mine in central B.C. The breach of the tailings pond dam at the copper and...
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Mount Polley mine disaster a blow to First Nations cooperation on B.C. mines: VANCOUVER SUN

The blow that the Mount Polley mine tailings-pond collapse has dealt to the confidence of B.C. First Nations in mine safety may be the biggest challenge facing the industry following the incident. Mine owner Imperial Metals Corp. experienced an immediate financial hit — its share...
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