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Imperial Metals in First Nations crosshairs over tailings dam collapse (The Vancouver Sun)

Imperial Metals is facing pressure from First Nations to halt its other projects in the aftermath of the Mount Polley mine collapse in central B.C. last week.

The Neskonlith are set to issue a hand-delivered eviction notice to the company Thursday over the development of the Ruddock Creek zinc and lead mine on their traditional territory in the Thompson-Okanagan.

And some members of the Tahltan Nation in northwestern B.C. have called for a halt to construction at Imperial’s $500-million Red Chris copper and gold mine. The members of the Tahltan, which include elder’s group the Klabona Keepers, want an independent review of the tailings pond and dam. They say they have been blockading a road into the mine site, but it is not clear what effect that has had on construction.

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