July 20: Changes to the Mining Code in Response to Mount Polley Collapse
Posted On July 25, 2016
BC has made changes to the mining code regarding tailings storage facilities (TSFs) in response to recommendations made in the wake of the Mount Polley tailings pond breach. Updates to the TSF portion of the mining code include:
- New design and operations criteria
- Requirements for water balance and water management plans
- Requirement that mines with TSFs establish Independent Tailings Review Boards.
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