The long-term water management plan for the Mount Polley mine site has been approved by an independent statutory-decision maker from the Ministry of Environment.
The long-term water management plan is expected to be fully in place by fall 2017 and will replace the short-term water management plan that has been in place since Nov. 30, 2015.
Mount Polley Mining Corporation submitted its formal permit amendment application which included the long-term water management plan, and supporting Technical Assessment Report in October 2016. The documents were subject to extensive public consultation, including First Nations and local communities. The application also underwent a full technical review from the Cariboo Mine Development Review Committee (CMDRC) which includes representatives from provincial and federal agencies, First Nations, local governments (City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Regional District), and the community of Likely.
Mount Polley’s permit amendment application and supporting Technical Assessment Report can be found at: http://ow.ly/i1nM30aFlZh
The statutory decision-maker takes into account all comments and feedback received when making a final decision on a permit application and may incorporate certain conditions into the permit accordingly. The complete reasons for decision can be found at: http://ow.ly/xXjF30aFugC
An infographic of how water will be treated and an overview diagram of the mine site are available at: http://ow.ly/qeCL30aFupP