The Canadian Press

2015-07-29 | Mount Polley Progress

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Environment Minister Mary Polak says the government will try to recover the costs of responding to last summer's collapse of a tailings pond at B-C Mount Polley mine. About 24-million cubic metres of mine water and waste gushed into area lakes and waterways in the central Interior last August, when the dam's tailings pond failed. Polak says the Imperial Metals Corp. has finished Phase 1 of the cleanup and she says the province has spent millions of dollars to date. (She says Imperial Metals has estimated its share of the cleanup costs are already at 67 million dollars.)

Date: 2015-07-29
Placeline: VICTORIA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it's about 6 million dollars and we will be seeking to recover whatever costs we are entitled to some of our costs such as for investigations are not recoverable because they fall within our regular duties but we will be seeking to in to cover our costs to recover our cost for salary overtime travel sampling costs and other expenses related to that >>