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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.
A photo of boaters on Quesnel Lake taken this month after the Mount Polley tailings spill.
A coalition of First Nations, sport fishing groups and environmentalists is warning that a Mt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:40 am
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