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BC upgrades tailings storage standards

The Government of British Columbia has said it will introduce new regulations and requirements for tailings storage facilities (TSF) following the findings and recommendations of the chief inspector of mines’ (CIM) investigation into the TSF failure at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper-gold mine in August 2014.

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Imperial Metals has spent more than C$65 million on rehabilitation work at and around its Mount Polley mine

The report comes only six weeks after a tailings dam failure at BHP Billiton and Vale’s jointly-owned Samarco iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which has, once again, put the spotlight on