Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe •  SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

Release date:

2015

Running time:

22:00

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Available on DVD

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Yes

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On August 4, ironically known as B.C. day, the Imperial Mines tailings pond dam in the north central British Columbia collapsed releasing 10 million gallons of toxic chemicals into a pristine wilderness. For three days the Premier of the province lay low, the senior management of the mine was no where to be seen as a small tributary of Quesnell Lake, known as Hazeltine creek, was devastated washed away with the torrents of toxic waste came gushing out of the so-called Mount Polley mine.

It was the worst environmental disaster to hit this part of the world and everyone clamored to try to mitigate the damage. In this documentary, residents of the province go looking for answers.

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