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Polley want a Christy

"The silt Polley aftermath accusers  head to head, The blame game is all about what politicians said"

“The silt Polley aftermath: accusers head to head,
The blame game is all about what politicians said”

A Likely Story!

CEO of Imperial Mines, Bryan Kynoch, downplayed the extent of the disaster after a mine tailings pond burst sending over 5 million meters of contaminated sludge into Hazeltine Creek and Quesnel Lake. He stated that the water was still safe to drink despite the fact that a state of emergency has been declared as the toxic sludge, which contains  chemicals such as arsenic and heavy metals, has contaminated the water supply and threatens the salmon run and the entire ecosystem.

Imperial Mines CEO  Bryan Kynoch downplayed the extent of the disaster after a mine tailings pond burst sending over 5 million meters of contaminated sludge into Hazeltine Creek and Quesnel Lake near Likely B.C.. He stated that the water was still safe to drink despite the fact that high levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic cadmium and mercury  triggered a total water-use ban, killed fish, threatened the salmon run and the entire ecosystem and resulted in a state of emergency being declared for the region.

Silt Happens!

B.C. Mines and Energy Minister Bill Bennet says that the Mount Polley Mine tailings breach should not have happened; though his government's reduction of inspection, oversight and regulation is largely to blame.

B.C. Mines and Energy Minister Bill Bennett says that the Mount Polley Mine tailings breach should not have happened; though his government’s reduction of inspection, oversight and regulation is largely to blame.