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Tahltan activists block Red Chris mine site (Terrace Standard)

A group of First Nations protestors has set up a blockade at the access to Imperial Metals' Red Chris mine.

The mine, which is scheduled to open this year, has raised concern because the design of its earthen-damed tailings pond is the same as the one at the Mount Polley mine near Williams Lake, also operated by Imperial, which broke open under pressure in August, spilling toxic material and sediment into nearby lakes.

The Red Chris mine is located about 80 kilometres south of Dease Lake on Tahltan territory and is focused on gold and copper extraction.

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