On Monday August 4, 2014, the tailings dam of the Mount Polley Mine was breached, releasing water/tailings and ground rock into Polley Lake, then into Hazeltine Creek and then to Quesnel Lake. The Mine is in the northern part of the Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) traditional territory and is within the traditional territories of T'exelc Williams Lake Indian Band and the Xat'sull Soda Creek First Nations.
This breach has affected communities in the surrounding area and throughout BC in many ways. Mental and spiritual health and water and food fish safety were the immediate concerns of Nations and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).
Check back on this page as more information related to the Mount Polley Mine will be posted here.
Nov. 14 - Fish Data
Certificate of Analysis - L1502423_COA
Certificate of Analysis - L1502442_COA
Certificate of Analysis - L1504356_COA
Certificate of Analysis - L1505129_COA
Certificate of Analysis - L1505873_COA
Certificate of Analysis - L1506474_COA
Sep. 12, 2014 - Results for total metals scan is available in the preliminary lab reports below. Results are still pending for inorganic arsenic (As III and As V) and is important when interpreting arsenic values. Lab results will be updated as they become available and final.
Interpretation of results for health risk must be conducted by an individual with experience in risk assessment.
FNHA Fish Tissue Sampling Project 2014
Preliminary Raw Tissue Data Table
Rudy Johnson Bridge - Farwell Canyon - The Point
Kanaka Bar D4 - Fraser River Confluence at Nahatlach
Farwell Canyon Soda Creek Gang Ranch
FNHA Fish Testing – FAQ Update (September 23, 2014)