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    Imperial boosts Mount Polley spill estimate by 10 million cubic metres

    Imperial Metals has raised estimates for water, tailings and other debris spilled from its failed tailings dam at Mount Polley Mine by some 10 million cubic metres.


    Suzuki: Canada at risk for more Mount Polley-type disasters

    Suzuki: Canada at risk for more Mount Polley-type disasters

    The dangerous combination of lower-grade mines producing more tailings, stored in bigger "ponds", and a lack of regulation means Canada faces more disaster like Mount Polley, David Suzuki warns.



    Mount Polley- Interior Health issues new warning against drinking Quesnel Lake water

    Mount Polley: Interior Health issues new warning against drinking Quesnel Lake water

    An advisory from Interior Health yesterday raises fresh questions about the quality of drinking water from Quensnel Lake following the Mount Polley tailings dam breach.


    Mount Polley and the problem with de-regulation

    Why not enough ‘red tape’ = too much red ink: Mount Polley and the problem with de-regulation

    CFAX 1070's Ian Jessop interviews Damien Gillis on the Mount Polley mine disaster and consequences of the BC Liberals' de-regulation policy on the environment and economy.



    Opinion: Mount Polley demands full Judicial Inquiry, with witnesses under oath

    Opinion: Mount Polley demands full Judicial Inquiry – under oath

    "There are too many questions unanswered, too many allegations of government and company ignoring concerns. The only way to resolve this is a full judicial inquiry where people testify under oath."


    Rafe- Bennett should resign over Mount Polley

    Rafe: Why Bennett should resign over Mount Polley

    By shirking government accountability, new Mount Polley inquiries miss the point, says Rafe Mair. "Minister Bennett ought to have instantly resigned."



    Biologist documents blue film on Quesnel River following Mount Polley spill

    Biologist documents blue film on Quesnel River following Mount Polley spill

    Independent biologist Alexandra Morton has documented the appearance of a mysterious blue film on the water surface of Quesnel Lake and the Quesnel River.


    Is Mount Polley making people sick- Anecdotal evidence, questions mount

    Is Mount Polley making people sick? Anecdotal clues, questions mount

    Is there something in the air in Likely, BC? Anecdotal reports of illness from people close to the Mount Polley tailings dam breach have biologists and local First Nations urging a study of airborne contaminants.



    Mount Polley highlights risk of Red Chris, KSM tailings dam failures

    Mount Polley highlights risk of Red Chris, KSM tailings dam failures

    Mount Polley shows the risk to salmon from 3 major BC mine proposals near Alaska - KSM, Red Chris and Tulsequah Chief. The largest, KSM, is under federal review, with 1 week remaining for public comment.


    Government allowed massive production, toxin increase at Mount Polley Mine before tailings pond disaster

    Mount Polley bankruptcy could leave BC public footing cleanup bill

    Peter Ewart explains how Imperial Metals' lack of cash on hand, combined with the silo structure of its different properties, could leave the public footing the cleanup bill for the Mount Polley disaster.