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Mount Polley mining disaster caused major changes to ecosystem - study
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Nine months after Canada’s Mount Polley copper and gold mine’s tailings pond breach, a new report has found a number of changes in the local ecosystem caused by the massive spill. Researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of B.C., who studied the sediment plume of waste and water within Quesnel Lake in the three months following the incident, have concluded the water reservoir’s ecosystem has changed. read more »
Canadian miners step up efforts to prevent tailings dam failures
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Seven months after the equivalent of 2,000 Olympic swimming pools from a collapsed tailings dam were dumped into lively waterways in Canada’s British Columbia, the country’s mining association (MAC) is getting serious on safety. read more »
Evaporative Solutions - Managing Mine Waters
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Walked around the exhibit hall at the Denver SME convention. The booth at the SME that caught my attention today was that of Evaporative Solutions. read more »
Are other tailings ponds in B.C. at risk of failing?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
How many more of the 98 mine tailings ponds in B.C. are vulnerable to sudden, unexpected collapse? And is there a viable alternative to storing massive amounts of mine waste under water behind dams? read more »
Mount Polley Geotechnical Report Released
Friday, January 30, 2015
Independent inquiry into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach concluded that evidence indicates the breach was the result of a failure in the foundation of the embankment read more »

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