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Tailings Dump at the Red Chris Mine: Will It Hold Water? (The Tyee)

More work needed to understand potential impacts of waste storage, industry-funded review finds.

By Christopher Pollon, 4 Jul 2013, TheTyee.ca

More work is required before anyone knows how an estimated 300-million tonnes of tailings from the proposed Red Chris mine will eventually affect water in the upper Stikine watershed of northwest B.C., concludes a confidential industry-funded review acquired by The Tyee.

The report, paid for by mine owner Imperial Metals at the urging of the Tahltan Nation, recommends a comprehensive field investigation including additional drilling, groundwater collection and monitoring wells be undertaken as a way of addressing existing information gaps.

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