Canadian Mining Journal

  • GOLD: Wesdome fined $175,000 for Eagle River tails leak

    February 29, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto plead guilty to contraventions of the Fisheries act and been fined $175,000 by the Ontario Court of Justice. The company pled guilty to leakage from its Eagle River mine tailings management area near

  • Feature

    Tailings disaster highlights risk management role of CSR norms

    January 1, 2016 by Michael Torrence

    There is a clear convergence of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) expectations and legal risk for Canadian miners operating abroad. A recent example of this can be found in the recent tailings dam breach at an iron-ore mine run by Samarco

  • TAILINGS: Mines Inspector reports on Mount Polley dam failure

    December 21, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLOMBIA – The British Columbia Chief Mines Inspector has released his report on the Aug. 4, 2014, dam failure at the Mount Polley copper-gold mine belonging to Imperial Metals Corp. of Vancouver. The report concluded that the primary cause

  • Feature

    A look at ways of controlling tailings to avoid future liability

    December 1, 2015 by Leo C. Botham*

    “Long term liability” are three words that form one of the more worrying expressions for many mining companies today. In many cases, those liabilities come from traditional water-covered tailings storage facilities (TSF) that require perpetual maintenance, but they have also