Imperial’s Mount Polley mine impacted by BC wildfires

July 10, 2017

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Base metals miner Imperial Metals has significantly reduced operations at its Mount Polley openpit copper/gold mine, in the Williams Lake area of British Columbia, as about 17 ‘wildfires of note’ posing a threat to public safety, rage in four of the province’s six fire management centres.
Many of the roads used to access the mine site are currently closed, and should critical supplies such as fuel not be available owing to road closures, the mine may be forced to suspend operations, the company said in a statement.

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