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Police raid Rosemont contractor over Mount Polley dam failure

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Search warrants have been served on two engineering companies linked to the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse including AMEC Foster Wheeler, the lead designer of the proposed Rosemont copper mine’s massive dry stack tailings dump. AMEC said Thursday its Prince … Continue reading

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Canadian police raid company that owns failed tailings dam designed by Rosemont contractors

Canadian police on Tuesday raided the offices of Imperial Metals to gather information in connection with the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse, four days after a government-sponsored report concluded a design problem was the root cause of the dam failure. … Continue reading

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Rosemont subcontractor cited for design failures at Mount Polley dam collapse

Knight PiĆ©sold, Ltd., the engineering firm that designed the Mount Polley mine tailings dam that collapsed last August in British Columbia, failed to properly analyze the strength of the dam’s foundation when it designed the tailings facility, a provincial-sponsored report … Continue reading

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Recent tailings failure in Mexico and Canada “justify expensive and time consuming permitting process”

A leading provider of “news and education on the copper market” is warning investors that because of the recent tailings facility failures in both Mexico and Canada, it is “more important than ever for investors to find evidence that companies … Continue reading

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Engineering firm currently responsible for failed Canadian tailings dam also designed Rosemont’s tailings dump

The engineering firm that is currently responsible for the design of the failed Mount Polley tailings dam in British Columbia is also the lead engineer for the proposed Rosemont mine’s dry stack tailings dump. The Vancouver Sun reported earlier this … Continue reading

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