What the Mount Polley tailings disaster has to teach us to protect the Nashwaak from the Sisson mine

Written by Tracy Glynn on June 12, 2017

Locals say that the Mount Polley tailings spill devastated their watershed. Photo: Wikmedia Commons.

One of the world’s largest tailing dams is proposed to be constructed in the upper Nashwaak River Valley as part of the proposed Sisson mine operation. With catastrophic mine waste spills on the rise and a failure of the Sisson mine’s permitting process to examine the possibility of a tailings breach, there is reason to worry about the future of the Nashwaak Watershed.  Read the story here.

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