Mine releases video of creek rehabilitation work

Mount Polley Mine releases a video showing work being done to rehabilitate Hazeltine Creek in the aftermath of the Aug. 4 breach.

Mount Polley Mine has released a video showing work being done to rehabilitate Hazeltine Creek in the aftermath of the Aug. 4 tailings impoundment breach.

For people who have never been on the mine site it’s an opportunity to see the site closely and the work that has been completed so far.

The ten-minute video was placed on the Imperial Metals website Thursday.

Meanwhile the Conservation Officer Services said its investigation into the tailings impoundment breach is ongoing.

“We have been interviewing people, we’ve done search warrants and a lot of information has been gathered,¬†said Dave Airey, superintendent in charge of the special investigations branch of the COS Thursday. “There is a lot of information to go through.”

Staff from the COS, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada, have been working together on the investigation, headquartered mainly at an office in Kamloops, he added.

There are also some conservation officers in Chilliwack and Prince George working with Environment Canada in Vancouver, he said.

At this point there is no date determined for the completion of the report, Airey noted.

 

Williams Lake Tribune