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Red Chris Mine Environmental Certificates Upheld

Update: CBC TV’s “The National” presented a report from Tahltan territory last night — from Kluea Lake where Red Chris is considering dumping its tailings. The story concerned the issue of dumping mine waste in lakes across Canada. The story is now available on

Original Post: Imperial Metals, owner of Red Chris Mine near Iskut, British Columbia, reports that the Federal Court of Appeal has “reconfirmed the Federal environmental assessment of the Red Chris project, which concluded the project is unlikely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” The application against the mine and its environmental certificate was made by Mining Watch Canada.

Also: To lake or not to lake: where to put Canadian mine tailings? (I Think Mining)
Canadian Ministries still ultimate authority in mine environmental assessments (Int’l Business News; June 17, 2008)
Miners Win Court Battle (Terrace Standard; June 17, 2008)
Red Chris Mine Buoyed By Ruling (Toronto Star; June 17, 2008)
Another Mine in Northwestern BC Attracts Media Attention (Fieldnotes)
Federal Court Halts Red Chris Mine (MiningWatch; Oct 4, 2007)

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