Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mt Polley & The Global Capital Squeeze: The Other Side Of Dr. Robertsons Declaration That TSF Risk Profile Has Increased 20 Fold Every 1/3 century in the Modern Era

GENERIC CASH FLOW CRUNCHES NOW EXACERBATED BY GLOBAL CREDIT CRUNCH “Whether a start-up business looking to list; a hapless explorer completing its final drill programme; a company that has been fortunate enough to strike it lucky and turning towards development; … Continue reading

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It Is Time To Commission a Panel of Risk Finance and Underwriti​ng Experts To Review Financial Capacity of British Columbias 10 existing Mine Operators

  I only just stumbled across this article rightly questioning the wisdom of allowing Imperials other two mines , Huckleberry and Red Chris, both in B.C. to continue until a through  reexamination and “audit” is conducted.  ​http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/08/15/Imperial-Metals-Mine-Safety/   I was … Continue reading

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Canada & Canadian Owned Mines In Foreign Countries Determine The Unacceptably High Risk & Loss Profile of Mines Globally

I am sure Mining Watch Canada and WMAN have long been aware of the stats and facts on Canadas global mining dominance which have appeared in the wake of the Mt. Polley TSF failure. Looking at these stats in the … Continue reading

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SEDIMENTS KEY ISSUE AT MT. POLLEY AND ONE THE B.C. GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO BE AVOIDING

Background & Analysis: Total Volume Of Mt Polley TSF Failure Significantly Higher RevIsed Estimate Puts Toxic Sediments at 60% of Total Spill Volume    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mount-polley-mine-spill-78-larger-than-1st-estimates-1.2755974 (10/2/2014This table presumably now shows corrected  table.  B.C. MOM issued this errata on 9/27http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/eemp/incidents/2014/mount-polley/pdf/20140929/Memo-QuesnelSedimentQualityCorrection-Sept24.pdf  W … Continue reading

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