The Canadian Press

2015-01-30 | BC Tailings Pond Breach

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A report into a tailings spill at a B-C mine is blaming poor design for the disaster. The tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine burst last August, sending 24 million cubic metres of silt and water into nearby rivers and lakes. Norbert Morgenstern, chairman of the panel that investigated the spill, says the design of the dam didn't take into account the effect of a glacial lake deposit under its foundation. (Morgenstern says there were no warning signs that could have foreshadowed the dam's failure.)

Date: 2015-01-30
Placeline: VICTORIA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

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