Wild Border Watersheds

Tahltan agree to temporary discharge permit at Red Chris mine (Terrace Standard)

Tahltan Nation president Chad Day says that in keeping with an agreement signed between it and Imperial Metals last August the council has granted permission for the company to begin releasing effluent into its tailings pond.

“Although our Nation still has some questions about the Red Chris mine, we also know that the mine is almost ready to open,” said a statement from Day....

... The third party review from October 2014 noted loose glacial deposits under the tailings facility that needed to be studied to verify its stability.

A government review of the Mount Polley mine released earlier this month noted glacial till causing the breach of that tailings facility wall.

The recommendations called for the modifications of the tailing impoundment wall in one area as well as installing a drainage blanket however the mines ministry said last week that no major modifications had been made to the design.

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