Private charges filed by woman in Mt. Polley disaster have been stayed

By The Canadian Press
January 31, 2018 - 7:09am

WILLIAMS LAKE —    The B-C Prosecution Service says private charges filed by a woman relating to the 2014 collapse of the tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in have been stayed.

     The service says it has carefully reviewed the information and materials provided by counsel for Bev Sellers and found the evidence failed to meet standards to approve charges -- but an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

     Sellers filed court documents last August alleging that Mount Polley Mining Corp. polluted the environment when a tailings dam burst, sending 24 million cubic metres of mine waste into waterways in B.C.'s Cariboo region.

     Imperial Metals Corp., the parent company of Mount Polley Mining, did not immediately available for comment.

(The Canadian Press)

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