Radio: Joe Foy on the Mount Polley mine disaster 5 years later

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

CBC The Early Edition


Joe Foy talks with Stephen Quinn on CBC The Early Edition about the 5 year anniversary of the Mount Polley mine tailings spill. One of the biggest environmental disasters in Canadian history. 

It’s been over five years since Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine tailings dam failed, sending millions of cubic metres of water, slurry, sludge and tailings thundering down Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake.

Along with the anniversary was the five-year deadline for federal Fisheries Act charges that expired Sunday, while the possibility of other charges under the same act remains with no timeline for a decision. British Columbia missed the three-year deadline to proceed with charges under both the province's Environmental Management Act and Mines Act.

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