HRM warns of arsenic contamination in stream – CBC News
CBC Ideas – Interesting listen on the tactic of the mining industry- Mining Science. Its value lies in the assessment and analysis of the strategies and behaviours of mining companies. Some of these behaviours and strategies are recognizable. Thanks to Barbara Markovits.
Mt. Polley Tailings Dam Failure – Report of Independent Investigation and Review – You Tube Summary and Electronic Report. Following this video you can see another video from a community member that worked at the mine. Despite the fact the report indicates that there was no warning of the pending failure, this worker contradicts this claim, he states that a grade 5-er could see that the dam was bulging, 6 months before it happened. He reported his concerns not only to the Company management but also the Ministry of Mines – to no avail. He also speaks of ‘bullying” and threatening from other staff members, get with the program or else! This is quite common. Another contradicting opinion from a tailings dam forman. Note his comments on lack of material for the mine, the need to expand the dam wider not higher.