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The Mount Polley tailings spill occurred in the Cariboo region of central British Columbia, spill began 4 August 2014 with a breach of the Imperial Metalsowned Mount Polley copper, gold and silver mine tailings pond, releasing its water and slurry with years worth of mining waste into Polley spill flooded Polley Lake, creating a plug at Hazeltine Creek, and continued into
Mount Polley is an open pit coppergold mine with an underground component located in southcentral British Columbia, 56 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake. The property encompasses 20,113 hectares, comprised of seven mining leases totalling 2,007 hectares, and 46 mineral claims encompassing 18,106 hectares.
Welcome to Imperial Metals Imperial is a Vancouver based mining company active in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and production of base and precious metals. Our principal properties in British Columbia include the wholly owned Mount Polley and Huckleberry copper mines, a 30 interest in the Red Chris mine, and a 45.3
Mount Polley is committed to the environment and to ensuring the community is kept up to date on remediation efforts. Over 24 meetings have been held in Likely, the community in closest proximity to the Mount Polley mine. Meetings have also been held in the communities of Quesnel, Horsefly, Big Lake and Williams Lake.
Mount Polley Mine is an open pit coppergold mine with a developing underground project. Surface loading equipment included two PampH 2100 electric shovels, a PampH 2300 electric shovel, and an Komatsu PC1800 diesel excavator. The haulage fleet included twelve Caterpillar 785 trucks, and three Caterpillar 777 trucks.
The dam failure and its impacts On Aug. 4, 2014, the tailings dam of Imperial Metals Corp.39s Mount Polley copper and gold mine near Likely, British Columbia, Canada, failed, releasing 7.3 million m 3 of tailings, 10.6 million m 3 of water, and 6.5 million m 3 of interstitial water into the environment. The tailings flowed into adjacent Polley Lake and, through Hazeltine Creek, into Quesnel
Imperial Metals TSEIII Mount Polley Mine is a open pit copper and gold operation in south central British Columbia. Last year the mine produced 38.5 million lbs of copper and 45,000 oz of
The Mount Polley mine disaster occurred on August 4th, 2014 near Likely in the Cariboo region of Central British Columbia. Below you will find an overview section describing the Mount Polley mine disaster, followed by our latest news and analysis on the subject. Overview of the Mount Polley Mine Disaster On August 4th, 2014 a four square
On July 10th, 2018, a Labour Relations Board hearing was held between Mount Polley Mining Corporation and USW Local 12017. The Local alleged that the Employer breached Section 54 of the Labour Relations Code by failing to give 60 days39 notice when it laid off a significant amount of its work force in January and February of 2018.
On August 18, 2014, an independent review panel of three geotechnical experts was established to investigate into and report on the breach of the tailings storage facility TSF at the Mount Polley Mine on August 4, 2014.
The federal government says the investigation into the Mount Polley tailings dam breach is ongoing but observers are concerned the timeline is sending
The Mount Polley Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 On August 4, 2014, a coppergold open pit mine at Mount Polley, British Columbia had its huge tailings pond dam an earthen dam suddenly burst, massively polluting downstream streams, rivers and lakes and probably eventually the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Fraser River, not to mention
B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer led a twoyear investigation into the Mount Polley mining operation and the role of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Energy and Mines.
Mount Polley Mining Corporation is responsible for maintaining a record of the location of each copy of the Manual and to ensure the copies in these locations are kept up to date. 1.6
Mount Polley is a textbook case of corporate negligence. Multiple independent and government reports found the mine waste site was poorly constructed and operated, yet Imperial Metals faced no fines or sanctions and didnt even have to pay the full cost of cleanup.
The Mount Polley mine tailings spill was nearly 70 percent bigger than first estimated. Loss of containment was sudden, with no warning. The spill caused Polley Lake to rise by 1.5 meters 4.9 ft Hazeltine Creek, which flows out of Lake Polley, was transformed from a 2metrewide 6.6 ft stream to a 50metreacross 160 ft wasteland
The expert panel that reviewed the cause of the Mount Polley mine disaster warned B.C. can expect two dam failures every 10 years unless mining laws are updated. Nearly five years later, no fines and no charges have been laid against the mines owner Imperial Metals, which is now on precarious financial ground .
News Statement by Knight Pisold Ltd. regarding the Mount Polley Mining Incident. August 8, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia The breach of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley is an extremely unfortunate incident and Knight Pisold Ltd. shares the concerns with respect to the effects to local communities, First Nations and the environment.
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