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Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach: helicopter flyover

The Cariboo Regional District has released shocking video of what locals are already calling an environmental disaster following the release of five million cubic metres of effluent from a tailings pond at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine near Likely, B.C.

Cariboo Regional District video provides sobering view of extent of environmental damage

The Cariboo Regional District has released troubling video of what locals are already calling an environmental disaster following the release of five million cubic metres of effluent from a tailings pond at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine near Likely, B.C., on Monday. 

This YouTube video released by the CRD provides a sobering view of the extent of the damage.

Possible causes of the release are still under investigation.

Aerial footage shows the debris and milky blue-green tailings pond water that washed into nearby waterways after the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breached Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (Cariboo Regional District/Facebook)

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