Category Archives: Imperial Metals

MT POLLEY BEYOND PROXIMATE CAUSE OF FAILURE: Pre Failure Economics

Beyond “proximate cause”, the focus of most dam committee reports,  are the root economic causes of most catastrophic failures.  Imperial Metals had two principle mines, Huckleberry and Mt Polley that never achieved profitability and were developed and run on “shoe string” … Continue reading

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Maine’s Statute & It’s Draft Implementing Rules Score Poorly on Catastrophic Failure Risk Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 14, 2016  1333 EST   Contact lindsaynewlandbowker@gmail.com 207 367 5145   RISK OF FAILURE ASSESSMENT OF MAINE MINING STATUTE AND DRAFT IMPLEMENTING RULES Lindsay Newland Bowker, CPCU ARM, Environmental Risk Manager Risk of Catastrophic Failure analysis of … Continue reading

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TASEKO TEETERING: ANOTHER SCHOLZ VETTED “Mining Metric Original” Accrues Ever More Potential Public Liability While It Struggles With Too Much Debt And Too Little Cash Flow

 With copper prices dropping below $2 per pound, Taseko may just be trying to keep afloat during 2016. It has an estimated $65 million USD in cash at the end of 2015, and requires approximately $2.25 per pound copper to … Continue reading

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From The Community Living With The Aftermath of the Mt. Polley Tailings Failure Catastrophe

Suffering ,Imperfections And Life’s Realities By Lola Lawton My children swam in a tailing pond for ten years before I knew the quarry was an abandoned mine tailing pond Deloro Ontario grossly contaminated with arsenic and arsenic compounds, refining slag … Continue reading

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PUBLIC/ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF BUENA VISTA DEL COBRE FEEDER DAM FAIILURE FIXED AT $(US)137 MILLION: GRUPO’S BALANCE SHEET UNLIKE IMPERIALS AT MT POLLEY CAN TAKE IT

OOSKA NEWS, a water quality focused global news service has reported that the public/environmental liabilities for the August 6 failure of a feeder dam 25 miles from the U.S. border are now estimated at $137 million. https://www.ooskanews.com/story/2014/10/environmental-costs-buenavista-del-cobre-spill-estimated-1337-million_162497 Bowker Associates has … 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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Lessons For Maine Mining Statute & Regulations & Maine’s Bald Mountain in Tailings Dam Failure This Week at Mt. Polley British Columbia and Major Spill at Buenavista Del Cobre on the U.S. Border in Mexico

 Buenavista Del Cobre Photo Common Sense Canadian In the past week there were two major mine spills in international news which highlight the many intentional gaps in Maine’s 2011 statute and regulations  An Aug 4 tailings impoundment breach at Mt. Polley … Continue reading

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