Wild Border Watersheds

Red Chris mine waits for final permitting (Terrace Standard)

The full opening of the Red Chris copper and gold mine north on Hwy37 North has been delayed once again with an original May start pushed back to mid-June because of continued scrutiny by the ministry of the environment in conjunction with the Tahltan First Nation environmental review board.

The ministry granted a three-month temporary permit in February for the initial testing of the mine, owned by Imperial Metals, with particular emphasis on scrutinizing the tailings facility in light of concerns from the dam failure at Imperial’s Mt. Polley mine in the Cariboo last summer.

That permit expired this month and now Imperial has received another temporary permit with the government saying it fully expects to grant the company the full permit soon.

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