Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond

  • mount polley mine disaster

    the mount polley mine disaster is an environmental disaster in the cariboo region of central british columbia, canada, that began 4 august 2014 with a breach of the imperial metals owned mount polley copper and gold mine tailings pond, releasing its water and slurry with years worth of mining waste into polley lake.the spill flooded polley

  • restricted re start authorized for mount polley mine

    mount polley mine has been given a restricted go ahead to re start operations, nearly one year since a disastrous tailings pond breach.

  • mt. polley mine incident gazette

    early in the morning of aug. 4, the tailings pond dam at the mount polley mine site breached and released an estimated 10 million cubic metres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of fine sand into polley lake.

  • mount polley tailings pond situation update

    the tailing pond at mount polley mine is 4 kms by 4 kms. this is a large breach and extremely rare. officials with the ministry of energy and mines do not recall anything of this magnitude in at least the last 40 years.

  • mount polley tailings pond situation update

    mount polley tailings pond situation update factsheet for immediate release 2014env0059 williams lake – government and cariboo regional district (crd) officials continue to work

  • mount polley tailings pond situation update

    mount polley tailings pond situation update, aug. 15 factsheet for immediate release together to address and investigate the breach at the mount polley tailings pond, to continue testing local water samples, to help ensure the safety and well being of local residents, and to • mt. polley mine staff are assisting

  • mount polley tailings pond situation update

    mount polley tailings pond situation update, aug. 15 factsheet for immediate release together to address and investigate the breach at the mount polley tailings pond, to continue testing local water samples, to help ensure the safety and well being of local residents, and to • mt. polley mine staff are assisting

  • ministerial bafflegab doesn't lessen the impact of the

    · ministerial bafflegab doesn't lessen the impact of the mount polley tailings spill 1948 at the sullivan mine tailings pond above marysville which released more than a million cubic metres of chemical laced tailings when a dam wall broke during early spring run off and washed out the railway tracks and the power line connecting

  • update on the mount polley mine disaster

    volumes of water, tailings and other debris released into the environment by the august 4 breach of imperial metals' tailings pond at mount polley mine were at least 70% higher than the initial estimates released to the public when the disaster occured.

  • toxic copper mine tailings ponds to be located

    toxic copper mine tailings ponds to be located upstream from the st louis river and lake superior source: ppj gazette . every copper/nickel liquid tailings pond holds the 99.8% mine waste plus the liquids that is used to pipe the dissolved powder from the processing plant to the pond.

  • mount polley highlights risk of red chris, ksm tailings

    like mount polley, proposed transboundary mines such as kerr sulphurets mitchell (ksm) in the nass and unuk river watersheds, and red chris in the iskut stikine watershed, would be open pit mines with tailings ponds at the headwaters of rivers that contain critical salmon habitat.these mines are in acid generating deposits and would create a larger threat of significant acid mine

  • pain of mount polley spill felt in new brunswick nb

    · mack is a survivor of the catastrophic mount polley mine waste spill in the quesnel watershed, home of birthing waters of salmon and other fish. ramona nicholas, one of the wolastoqiyik grandmothers who has set up a camp where the sisson tungsten and molybdenum mine's tailings pond is proposed to be built.

  • engineering firm in collapsed omai tailings pond fingered

    engineering firm in collapsed omai tailings pond fingered in another failure. news 0. canada – the engineering firm that designed the mount polley tailings pond containment system that collapsed on august 4, also designed a tailings dam that failed catastrophically in south america on aug.. at the mount polley mine

  • catastrophic tailings spill at mount polley mine

    the mount polley tailings impoundment is no "pond" – it is nearly 2 square kilometres with a perimeter of 5 kilometres. as iain mckechnie pointed out with this image on twitter, that's almost the size of vancouver's stanley park.

  • post mount polley tailings dam safety in

    3 the mount polley expert panel, created by the b.c. government to investigate the mount polley tailings dam failure, pre that an estimated 2 additional tailings dam failures could occur every 10 years in british columbia alone if mine

  • chronology of major tailings dam failures

    a partial dam failure occurred at the northwestern corner of the tailings pond, opening a crevasse (gap) of approx. 200 metres mount polley mine, near likely, british columbia, canada imperial metals corp. a compilation comprising many more tailings dam failures can be found here: > download: the risk,

  • mine tailings spill devastates british columbia lakes

    · quesnel, british columbia, canada, (ens) – a tailings pond breach at the mount polley copper and gold mine in south central british columbia early monday has released 10 million

  • report on mount polley and brazil tailings spills points

    the tailings pond spill at the mount polley mine in central british columbia in august 2014 marked the single worst mining disaster in canadian history. just one year later, an even more horrendous spill occurred at the mariana mine in brazil, killing 19 people and leaving hundreds homeless, and contaminating the rio doce river system.

  • huge toxic dam burst in canada could threaten millions

    the results of a tailing pond breach at imperial metals corp's gold and copper mine at mount polley in central british columbia are pictured aug. 4. the breach of the large pond holding waste

  • tailings pond breach at mount polly near likely, bc

    watch: aerial view of the destruction from the mount polley mine tailings pond breach; local residents are calling it an environmental disaster. affecting close to 300 homes, it extends to the entire quesnel and cariboo river systems up to the fraser river, including quesnel lake, cariboo creek, hazeltine creek and polley lake.