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Interdisciplinary Research Reveals Global Trend of Tailings Dam Failures That Will Result In $6 billion in Unfunded Unfundable Public Liability 2010-2019

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw0jCpuVRzgEUkp2OXFaV1FlVm94dDZYYmJtQmExYWJ1eWhZ/view?usp=sharing Contact: David Chambers, President Center for Science In Public Participation , Bozeman Montana  (406-585-9854) Lindsay Newland Bowker, Director Bowker Associates Science & Research In The Public Interest  Stonington, Maine 207 367 5145 Catastrophic mine waste spills increasing in frequency, severity and … Continue reading

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Toward Better Measures of Financial Feasibility : Finacial Risk=Environmental Risk

Our current work  at Bowker Associates has been a study of the relationship between mining economics and environmental risk.  We have been looking at this through the only century long compilation of adverse environmental consequence, Tailings Impoundment Failures, 1910-2010. It … Continue reading

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OPTIONS & STRATEGIES FOR LOWERING AND FUNDING PUBLIC & ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES OF TSF FAILURES

The following is the introduction to the summary and conclusions section of a major paper we have been collaborating on with another and far more distinguished co-author who speaks mining truths always and only with humility and quietness. So chances … 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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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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A NEW STATUTORY & REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR RESPONSIBLE SULFIDE MINING: SHOULD THIS MINE BE BUILT?

In a work commissioned to guide Maine’s mining policy Dr. David Chambers, a recognized leader in building international  policy for responsible mining, has pointed to a fatal flaw in  the fabric of sulfide mining oversight in the U.S.: no one has … Continue reading

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