Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breach

This has been all over social media for the past 10 days and so I am sure a lot of you have seen this devastating event regarding the tailings pond breach in British Columbia. This event has dumped “5 million cubit meters of toxic waste into Hazeltine Creek, Quesnel Lake and Polley Lake.” “Common minerals and elements found in tailings – which is the waste material left over from the extraction of metals – can include: arsenic, mercury, sulfur and cyanide.” To read more about this event this article covers the breach from the beginning. 

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