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Latest: Mines Minister Bill Bennett says Mount Polley breach not an environmental disaster. #mountpolley  
B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett says the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse is not an environmental disaster, equating it to the “thousands” of avalanches that happen annually in B.C. Bennett, pointing to initial positive water readings, asserted his contention will be proven in the next several weeks.
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Imperial Metals' description of the Mount Polley Mine
Mount Polley is an open pit copper/gold mine with a developing underground project, located in south-central British Columbia. Mining in 2013 focused on the Springer Phase 3 and the adjacent Cariboo pit. The majority of ore feed was sourced from Springer Phase 3, and the bulk of stripping ...
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Day Two: More photos of the affected region
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Day Two: Imperial Metals hammered on news of mine-waste breach
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The share price Shares of Imperial Metal Corp. dropped 42 per cent in heavy trading Tuesday morning, the first day of trading after news breaking about a breach of the tailings dam at its Mount Polley copper and gold mine that sent an estimated 14-million cubic metres of effluent and mine waste down stream into Hazeltine Creek in the Cariboo region of interior British Columbia. Imperial plummeted by as much as 46 per cent in early trading on the ...
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Day Two: State of emergency declared
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The millions of cubic metres of water that poured out of Mount Polley mine when the dam collapsed had failed provincial water quality guidelines for human and aquatic health in the past, according to the B.C. environment ministry and early Wednesday the Cariboo Regional District declared a state of local emergency.
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Day One of the Mount Polley tailings pond breach #mountpolley
The knock came on the door at 5:30 a.m. Monday in the town of Likely, B.C., and a local volunteer alerted Peggy Zorn of an emergency: a tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley Mine about 75 kilometres southeast of Quesnel.
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Day Two: Imperial Metals president says he would drink Mount Polley water #mountpolley
The B.C. environment ministry and Cariboo Regional District have declared a local state of emergency following Monday's dam collapse that caused millions of cubic metres of contaminated tailing pond water from the Mount Polley mine to flow into nearby waterways. The water that spilled into Hazeltine Creek had failed provincial water quality guidelines for human and…
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Join the community to see breaking news and updates on the state of emergency declared after the tailings pond breach #MountPolley
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Everything you need to know about the tailings pond breach and Quesnel waterways
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Day Two: Anger, dismay spreads among residents of Likely
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LIKELY — The human cost of Monday’s Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach will not be paid in lives lost or people injured, of which there were none. Rather, the expense will be borne in the everyday lives of residents like Shawn Giesbrecht, who lives about eight kilometres from the mine.
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Day Two: Imperial Metals says pond was trouble-free before collapse
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The Vancouver-based mining company at the centre of an unfolding environmental drama in central British Columbia says the situation has stabilized.
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Day One: Photos of Polley Lake tailings breach #mountpolley
The tailings pond dam breach at the Mount Polley mine released an estimated 10 million cubic metres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of fine sand into Polley Lake. Here's a look from the air.
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