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Letter: Reassess the proposed Montanore tailings dam in light of similarities with Mount Polley

Letter: Reassess the proposed Montanore tailings dam in light of similarities with Mount Polley

Published: February 10, 2015

By: Earthworks, et al

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I am writing with respect to the tailings dam at the proposed Montanore Mine. Given the recent investigation into the catastrophic failure of the tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, we urge the agencies to reassess the safety, construction and design of the Montanore tailings dam and to appoint an independent panel to review the proposed tailings dam design prior to the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record Of Decision.

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