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Mining company awarded almost $2M in damages after containment design flaw found

Tank containing contaminated groundwater leaked

September 12, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Trail, B.C. – The British Columbia Supreme Court has awarded $1.98 million to a Vancouver-based mining company after it was determined the designer of a water treatment tank case it hired was negligent. Testing determined the tank leaked, rendering it unsuitable for containing contaminated groundwater. Mining company Teck began its construction of a groundwater treatment plant in 2015, designed to remove trace amounts of ammonia and metals from groundwater prior to being released into the environment. TriCity News report | READ MORE

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