Monday, August 4, 2014
EOC – Mount Polley – 14-01
For immediate release
Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breached
CRD Emergency Operations Centre Open
Likely, B.C. - The Cariboo Regional District has been apprised of a breach of the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond. The CRD is working with the RCMP, Emergency Management BC, Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, Mount Polley, Interior Health and other associated agencies to determine the extent and possible impacts of the breach.
A helicopter reconnaissance is underway and further information will be released as it becomes available. A public information line in the CRD Emergency Operations Centre has been established at 250-398-5581.
People living in, or travelling through the affected area are advised that a complete water use ban is in effect until further notice. This includes water recreational activities, drinking, cooking, bathing etc. Only use bottled water until further notice.
A public information line has been established at 250-398-5581.
Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
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