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21 hrs ago | LiveScience

Dramatic Dam Breach Makes Mining Risks Obvious

Joel Reynolds, based in Los Angeles, is the western director and senior attorney for NRDC,.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Residents concerned by shifting sediment on Quesnel Lake from Mount Polley spill

A boat corrals logs and a tangle of debris together on Quesnel Lake on Aug. 6, 2014 following the collapse of the Mount Polley mine tailings dam.

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24 Hours

Dam breach leaves lake like 'creamer'

A photo of boaters on Quesnel Lake taken this month after the Mount Polley tailings spill.

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The Chilliwack Progress

Mining disaster has lesson for Chilliwack, says coalition

A coalition of First Nations, sport fishing groups and environmentalists is warning that a Mt.

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Prince George Citizen

Pond issues include breach, sinkholes, leak: ministry

Dangerous occurrences at tailings storage facilities at mines in B.C. between 2000 and 2012 included a breach of a dike, the discovery of sinkholes and leaked tailings.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Vancouver Sun

49 'dangerous occurrences' at B.C. mine tailings ponds in past decade: ministry data

Some of television's biggest celebrities arrive at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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The Williams Lake Tribune

Quesnel Lake water advisory issued

Although test results continue to show that water sourced from Quesnel Lake is safe to drink, reports indicate that water quality is changing as lake water and the sediment plume shifts, Interior Health said in a press released issued during the weekend.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Reuters

Some tests near Imperial's Canada mine spill show high copper

A small number of water samples taken near the site of a major spill at Imperial Metals Corp's Mount Polley mine have shown copper levels high enough to pose a risk to fish, British Columbia officials said on Friday, but the copper did not exceed drinking water guidelines.

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CNews

Fish safe to eat -- mostly -- after tailings pond breach: B.C.

A view of a spill that occurred in a mining company's tailings pond in Quesnel, B.C. B.C. says the fish in Polley and Quesnel lakes are safe to eat -- so long as you avoid the liver and gonads -- after a massive tailings pond breach leaked 4.5 million cubic metres of metals-laden sand into the water.

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Vancouver Sun

Health officials say blue sheen from Mount Polley tailings pond breach likely organic

Interior health officials believe a blue film found on Quesnel Lake after the collapse of the Mount Polley mine tailings dam is organic debris, but the biologist who raised the alarm isn't buying their explanation.

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Sys-Con Media

Kaizen Discovery Receives $4 Million Financing from ITOCHU to Fully...

In September 2014, Kaizen and ITOCHU will begin a two-year campaign to aggressively explore key targets at Kaizen's newly acquired Aspen Grove copper-gold porphyry project in southern British Columbia.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Kelowna Capital News

Peachland's Brenda Mine included in review of mine tailings pond dams in B.C.

It may have been closed for nearly two decades but Brenda Mine above Peachland is included in an order by the provincial government that all permitted mines in B.C. conduct dam safety inspections in light of a major dam breach at a mine near Quesnel earlier this month.

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Vancouver Sun

Stephen Hume: Political fallout from Mount Polley mine spill may come from U.S.

On Monday morning shortly before noon, Gillian Bennett dragged a foam mattress from her home on Bowen Island to one of her favourite spots on the grass, facing a craggy rock cliff, the place she had chosen to die.

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The Globe and Mail

'Lack of confidence' in B.C. from Alaskan fishing industry since Mount Polley breach

Contents from a tailings pond are pictured going down Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake in B.C. on August 5, 2014.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Weyburn Review

B.C. mine breach leads nuclear safety commission to seek safety checks

Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014.

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Prince George Citizen

Inquiry needed for Mt. Polley

The engineering firm that designed the Mount Polley tailings pond containment system that collapsed on Aug. 4 also designed a tailings dam that failed catastrophically in South America on Aug. 19, 1995.

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CBC News

Air quality: wildfires trigger advisories for Northern, Central B.C.

The Tenakihi wildfire, about 50 kilometres west of Williston Lake, is one of about 84 large wildfires burning in B.C. A wildfire smoke advisory has been issued for portions of Central and Northern B.C. by the Environment Ministry and Environment Canada.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Canada.com

Imperial Metals insurance likely not enough for dam collapse cleanup

Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. Tuesday, August, 5, 2014.

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Vancouver Sun

Collateral damage: Mount Polley review adds another delay to Pacific Booker's Morrison project

The contents of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on Aug. 5, 2014.

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ENR-Engineering News-Record

Canadians Evaluating Damages From Massive Tailings Pond Failure

It's too soon to determine the extent of damage and cost of repairs caused by the Aug. 4 Mount Polley Mine tailings pond failure, officials say.

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