Highland Valley Copper running at reduced capacity

By Doug Collins
November 28, 2016 - 6:30am Updated: November 28, 2016 - 12:35pm

LOGAN LAKE, B.C. —  A spokesman for Teck Resources says it's too soon to say what caused one of Highland Valley Copper's three massive ore stockpile covers to buckle Saturday night.

The incident sent metal beams raining onto the ore pile below.

No one was injured, and Environment and Community Affairs Superintendent Peter Martell says the company is now trying to determine what happened.

"It's too early to say. We are currently doing an investigation to better understand what the repair looks like, and also what caused the incident," said Martell.

Martell notes the mine is running at 60 per cent throughput right now, and likely will continue at that rate for the next week.

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