Mount Polley spill: blockade ends, First Nation to oversee review of tailings pond
Imperial Metals agrees to let First Nations oversee review of tailings pond at new mine
A B.C. company behind a tailings spill earlier this month has signed an agreement with a First Nation to review the tailings facility in a separate project.
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Imperial Metals expects to open its Red Chris gold and copper mine, located in northwestern B.C., later this year.
The company says it has agreed to respond to any issues identified by the review.
A group of Tahltan members known as the Klabona Keepers had started a blockade of the Red Chris site in response to the Mount Polley spill, but a spokeswoman for the group says the blockade has ended with the new agreement