Friday, January 23, 2015

Gibraltar Mine expansion undergoes study

The ?Esdilagh or Alexandria First Nation Band is launching a study to review the environmental, health and cultural impacts of the Gibraltar Mine expansion and provide recommendations for Taseko and the BC Government

The study is being funded by way of grants from the Vancouver Foundation and the Canadian Institute for Health Information

Chief Bernie Elkins Mack said that existing studies of the copper-molybdenum mine near Williams Lake, B.C., are not rigorous enough, yet the mine was approved for an expansion that doubled its output

Taseko Mines disputes this by saying the company has been trying to meet with the ?Esdilagh to incorporate the nation's questions into the study, but the band has repeatedly refused

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