BC MINISTRY OF MINES ANNOUNCES FURTHER UPDATES TO THE MINING CODE

BC MINISTRY OF MINES ANNOUNCES FURTHER UPDATES TO THE MINING CODE

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A Prince George Now articles states:

The provincial government says it’s making progress toward ensuring a disaster like the Mt. Polley tailings pond breach never happens in BC again.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines announced changes to the Mining Code, based on seven recommendations made by an expert panel in the wake of the Mount Polley tailings pond breach.

Minister of Mines Bill Bennett says the new standards put BC at the top of the heap for safety when it comes to tailings storage facilities (TSF).

“These changes ensure that the mining code now includes design standards for TSFs that are tailored to the particular conditions that are encountered in BC. The changes for TSFs and dam safety emphasize the protection of the public and the environment.”

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