First Nation outraged by permit allowing Mount Polley tailing release

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Watershed Watch shares the concerns of the Secwepemc Nation about the release of Mount Polley’s mine tailings effluent into Lake Quesnel.

Earlier this year The Independent Review Panel’s report included a recommendation to look at dry stacking as a safer alternative, which is used in other jurisdictions such as Alaska and Chile. The Mt Polley mine is up and running again, however, without a long-term plan to deal with tailings.

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