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Canada: Mining association says investigation findings re toxic spill from Imperial Metals mine could lead to changes for entire industry

Author: Sunny Dhillon, Globe and Mail (Canada), Published on: 7 August 2014

"Mount Polley spill could affect whole mining industry", 8 Aug 2014

B.C.'s mining association says the Mount Polley spill could lead to changes for the industry, even as First Nations leaders predicted the disaster will affect other resource projects and vowed to push for a public inquiry if they do not get the answers they are seeking..."We'll have to wait for the report to find out what the underlying cause was... And from the findings there will always be learnings, and from that may come new recommendations for industry,"...said...[the vice-president of environment and technical affairs for the Mining Association of B.C.]...[She] defended current regulations on how often mines must have inspections, which First Nations and conservation groups have decried as inadequate...Preliminary tests showed on Thursday that water quality near the breach meets drinking-water standards, although a ban on using the water remains in place until more tests are completed...[The president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs] called on the province to order an emergency assessment of all tailings ponds...[Also refers to Enbridge, Kinder Morgan]

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Related companies: Enbridge Imperial Metals Kinder Morgan Inc.