Wild Border Watersheds

Update: Tahltan group pushes back against Red Chris Mine (Terrace Standard)

A group of Tahltan elders have set up a blockade of Imperial Metals' Red Chris Mine.

The action by the Klabona Keepers is in response to the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach that leaked mining waste into Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. Aug. 5, resulting in a drinking water ban and state of emergency in that area.

Imperial Metals owns the Mount Polley Mine. The company's Red Chris Mine, a gold-copper mine in development and slated to open this year, is located about 80 kilometres south of Dease Lake on Tahltan territory.

“In response to the Mount Polley Mine tailings disaster and our serious concerns over the pending Imperial Metals' Red Chris Mine, the Klabona Keepers from the Tahltan Nation will blockade the Red Chris property Friday Aug 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. Pacific time,” said the release put out by the Klabona Keepers in the morning of Aug. 8.

(To read complete source article, click "Terrace Standard")

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