Mount Polley Report To Be Released Tomorrow
Prince George, B.C.- The Independent Expert Engineering Investigation and Review Panel report on the Mount Polley tailings pond breach will be released tomorrow.
The investigation will deliver the cause of the breach on August 4th which sent 10 million cubic meters of water and mine tailings into Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek and downstream into Quesnel Lake.
The independent panel consists of Norbert Morgenstern an advisor to consulting engineers, Steven Vick, a geotechnical engineer and Dirk Van Zyl, professor at UBC’s Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining engineering. The Soda Creek and Williams Lake Indian Bands have a liaison to the panel throughout the panel’s investigative process.
The report is also expected to make recommendations for change to prevent such a disaster from recurring.