MAP: Mount Polley Mine tailings pond disaster

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Yesterday 15 million cubic metres of water, sand and mine waste surged out of the Mount Polley tailings pond near Quesnel.

Today, the water advisory by the Cariboo Regional District was expanded. There is a water advisory to NOT drink water in the Quesnel Lake, Cariboo Creek, Hazeltine Creek and Polley Lake areas remains in effect and is extended to include the entire Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers systems right to the Fraser River. Consumption by people and livestock is not recommended. Boiling will not help. Swimming and other activities along the rivers are at your own risk.

This map from the Cariboo Regional District shows the areas affected.

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