It is late and maybe I should go to bed. But before I do I am compelled to write about the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) decision not to release it rating of the Mt Polley tailings facility compiled just before the failure. Below I repeat what Gordon Hoekstra writes. He is a pretty intelligent and informed reporter, so read it carefully and consider. What is all boils down to is this: (more…)
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Posted in About the news, British Columbia, consulting, due dilligence, Law (Mining), Mining history, safety, Tailings, tagged apegbc, canadian dam safety association, dam safety, guielines, MAC, Mining association of canada, mt polley on August 20, 2014 | 10 Comments »
The five pictures in this posting, were taken (by me) at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. This place is surely a testament to genius and attention to detail.
Yesterday I was asked if Canadian guidelines are adequate to deal with the Mt Polley situation. More specifically, the questions continued: if the current Canadian guidelines regarding tailings dam safety had been implemented, would the failure have been avoided. Before I answer these questions, let us first take a look at the guidelines that are out there. (more…)