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Contamination from Mount Polley spill continues to affect waterways, study finds (CBC)

Source: CBC News 24 million cubic metres of mine waste spilled into nearby waterways when the Mount Polley dam breached in 2014 The Mount Polley mine tailings spill that sent more than 24 million cubic metres of mine waste into … Continue reading

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BC Mining Resisters of the Year: Kanahus Manuel (Secwepemc territories)

Every year in May, the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) holds the “BC Mining Person of the Year Award” gala. Illustrious past winners include Pierre Lebel of Imperial Metals (Mount Polley Mine) and John McManus of Taseko Mines (New Prosperity Mine). … Continue reading

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Massive Exploitation of Mineral Resources Caused Mining Disaster in Tibet: CTA report (Central Tibetan Administration)

Statement and report on the landslide at China Gold’s Gyama/Jiama mine from the Tibetan Government in Exile’s Environment Desk. The report also provides background about the climate of repression and the interplay of politics and wealth within extractive projects in Tibet:   … Continue reading

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Landslide in Gyama Mine: natural or man-made? (Central Tibetan Administration)

Article on the recent deadly landslide at Vancouver-based China Gold’s Gyama/Jiama mine:   [From the article:] March 30, 2013 6:19 pm The tragic incident of landslide could be a result of the aggressive expansion and large-scale exploitation of mineral in … Continue reading

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