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