Imperial Metals Mining News

BC won't charge Imperial Metals for Mount Polley dam breach

No charges will be laid under British Columbia’s environmental laws in relation to Imperial Metals Corporation’s Mount Polley tailings-dam breach August 4, 2014.

Forest fires force temporary closure of two BC mines

A hot and dry summer in British Columbia has set forests aflame, and last week the effects of Mother Nature were felt by two prominent BC mines.

Canada wildfires disrupt mines, force 14,000 from their homes

Rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia disrupted operations at two mining companies and damaged public utilities on Monday as 14,000 people were forced from their homes in the interior of the Western Canadian province.

Mount Polley permitted to pipe treated wastewater into Quesnel Lake

Imperial Metals (TSX:III) has been granted a water discharge permit from the B.C. government that will allow the company to flow treated mine wastewater from the Mount Polley mine into Quesnel Lake.

Mount Polley mine disaster followed years of permit delays — report

Imperial Metals applied for a permit to release water from Mount Polley tailings pond in 2009 – and still doesn’t have one.

Mount Polley disaster could have been a lot worse — report

Two years after the mine’s massive tailings pond collapse, the tarnished Golden Triangle environmental and economic fallout continues.

Mount Polley and Samarco: What can we do to reduce the chances of another tailings disaster?

Recommendations regarding better site investigation procedures, and stricter adherence to tailings management procedures are obvious steps in the right direction.

Imperial Metals sues engineering companies over Mount Polley disaster

It was one of the worst environmental disasters in Canadian history, and now, the company behind the 2014 Mount Polley mine tailings breach is looking to make somebody pay.

Mount Polley mine receives authorization for return to normal operations

Research and monitoring to date indicates the environment is recovering rapidly. No long lasting impacts are anticipated at this time.

Imperial Metals recalls half of all workers laid off from Huckleberry mine

Imperial said the 44 recalled workers will focus on tailings dam construction.

Imperial Metals to shut its Huckleberry copper mine in BC

Company has already told employees that the mine will shut down in August.

Canada’s Imperial Metals halts production, lays off 100 due to low copper prices

Low copper prices have forced the Vancouver-based firm to lay-off more than one-third of the workforce at its Huckleberry mine in northwestern British Columbia.

Imperial Metals escapes charges from Mount Polley tailings breach

"Weak practices, however, do not constitute a legal contravention of existing mining legislation.

Imperial Metals has been granted a permit to discharge water from tailings dam – Mount Polley mine

The volume of water behind the dam has been rising and concerns had been raised in recent weeks about what could happen as snow melts and its capacity is exceeded.

Brazil mine accident puts tailings ponds safety back in the hot spot

Until early November, the failure at the Canadian Mount Polley copper mine had been the worst such breach in recent years.

Catastrophic mine waste spills increasing in frequency, severity and cost world-wide

On 1st anniversary of North America’s worst mine waste disaster, failures shown to be global trend attributable to industry & regulatory failure to implement best practices.

Netolitzky drills for wealth creation hat-trick in B.C.’s Golden Triangle (SKE.v)

He found his fortune in northwestern British Columbia.

Mount Polley gets greenlight for a 'restricted re-start'

Production is authorized at half the normal rate.

B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

The B.C. government did not fail in its duty to proactively disclose concerns that had been raised over the Mount Polley tailings pond, the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.

Decision on Mt Polley mine re-opening ‘imminent’: B.C. mines minister

British Columbia's energy minister said the official announcement may come "any time" now.

BC gov't forms panel to act on Mt Polley recommendations

The committee will be chaired by the Chief Inspector of Mines and includes an equal number of representatives nominated by First Nations, mine labour unions and industry.

Red Chris mine gets environmental permit

The Red Chris copper and gold mine in British Columbia has received a full operating permit from the provincial government.

Mt Polley could re-open by July: mines minister

Workers at the Mount Polley mine in central British Columbia could be back on the job as early as July 1st.

Oil sands stakeholder gives Imperial Metals a $25 million helping hand

The loan will be used for the development of the company's Red Chris gold and copper mine in northwest British Columbia.

Mount Polley mining disaster caused major changes to ecosystem — study

It also says it is still too early to determine long-term impacts on fish and drinking water.