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By Dan Rudy 

Report exculpates B.C. of Mt. Polley disclosure violations


An investigation conducted by a British Columbia commission found that the provincial government had not violated public disclosure laws by withholding information on Mount Polley mine prior to its tailings impoundment dam breach last summer.

The report was put together by Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and addresses complaints that the province had violated Canada’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

On Aug. 4, 2014, the mine’s tailings pond wall ruptured and released 13.8 million cubic yards of metals-tainted effluent into the nearby lakes and...

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