June 24: Mining Committee to Review Expert Recommendations

A Code Review Committee created under the Mines Act will determine how best to implement the seven recommendations stemming from an Independent Expert Engineering Panel’s investigation into the tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley Mine. The expert panel concluded that the dam failed because the strength and location of a layer of clay underneath the dam wasn’t taken into account in its original design. The panel made seven recommendations to prevent such incidents in the future.