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What’s in Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley tailings? Should you be worried?

IMPERIAL METALS CORPORATION

 
An initial ban advised all residents living around the Mount Polley mine area, near the town of Likely, to use only bottled water until further notice.

The advisory affected hundreds of people living around Quesnel Lake, Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek and Cariboo Creek.

The ban has since been expanded to include anyone living along the Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers.

Authorities are asking people in the region to stop using water from both rivers.

People in Quesnel are also being asked to avoid using water from the Quesnel River.

 
Mount Polley mine spill: Christy Clark visits disaster zone

“First Nations and many Canadians continue to be concerned about the weakening of environmental standards and protection of waterways and fish habitats as a result of recent changes to legislation,” said Association of First Nations Alberta Regional Chief Cameron Alexis.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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