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    First Nation evicts Imperial Metals from proposed mine site

    The Neskonlith Indian Band has issued an eviction notice to Mount Polley owner Imperial Metals over working in their territory regarding a proposed zinc-lead mine.


    After Mount Polley, Alaska Senator doesn't trust BC's environmental reviews for mines

    After Mount Polley, Alaska Senator doesn’t trust BC’s environmental reviews for mines

    Alaskan US Senator Lisa Murkowski is calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene in the review of a trans-boundary mine, following the breach of a tailings pond at Mount Polley mine.



    Oops! Mount Polley owner may not have environmental insurance

    Oops! Mount Polley owner may not have any environmental insurance

    Company documents reveal that Mount Polley Mine owner Imperial Metals may not have any environmental insurance to cover cleanup costs at its tailing pond spill.


    Toxic Mexican copper mine spill prompts water restrictions

    Toxic Mexican copper mine spill prompts water restrictions

    Water restrictions are in effect parts of northern Mexico after a spill of contaminated wastewater from Buenavista del Cobre, a copper mine owned by Grupo Mexico.



    Mount Polley Mine: Concerns linger amid positive water quality tests

    Mount Polley Mine: Concerns linger amid positive water quality tests

    Positive water tests downstream from the breached Mount Polley tailings pond mean approval for a controlled release of debris into Hazeltine Creek, but a partial water use ban remains in effect.


    Tahltan renew pressure on Imperial Metals' Red Chris Mine in wake of Mount Polley

    Tahltan renew pressure on Imperial Metals’ Red Chris Mine in wake of Mount Polley

    Mount Polley owner Imperial Metals faces renewed pressure from Tahltan First Nations over Red Chris Mine, which lacks permits for its proposed tailings pond.



    Mount Polley owner donated half a million dollars to Liberals, gets easy ride from Minister Bennett

    Mount Polley owner donated half a million dollars to Liberals, gets easy ride from Bennett

    Why is Mount Polley Mine's owner Imperial Metals getting such an easy ride from Minister Bill Bennett? Could it be because its biggest shareholder donated half a million dollars to the BC Liberals?


    Rafe- Mount Polley Mine proves Liberal de-regulation doesn't work

    Rafe: Mount Polley Mine proves Liberal “de-regulation” doesn’t work

    The Mount Polley Disaster proves that corporations can't be left to police themselves, say Rafe Mair. "This is a colossal screwup by the BC Liberal government."



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

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

    Mount Polley Mine saw a massive increase in production and corresponding toxic tailings in the lead up to one of the worst disasters of its kind in history. And the government let it happen.


    Aerial video of burst Mount Polley Mine tailings pond

    Watch this shocking aerial footage of yesterday's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach. The failure of the Imperial Metals facility prompted an emergency water use ban and threatens fish.