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The Globe & Mail and The Narwhal Investigate BC's Mining Problem

Over many months, The Globe and Mail and The Narwhal prepared an extensive investigation into the legacy of inadequate mining policy in BC, including excellent coverage of the Tulsequah Chief Mine. The gap between estimated cleanup costs, which are underestimated by industry, and the financial assurances provided by mining companies toward the cost of remediation continues. This business as usual approach places cleanup costs on BC taxpayers rather than on the mining companies when projects end or when disaster strikes as it did at Mount Polley mine in 2014, costing tax payers $40-million and devastating the local watershed and community. The bottom line remains that if mining companies cannot afford the projected costs of cleanup, projects should not be approved.

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