Earth scar

We’ve made several flights to northeast B.C. in the last few years to visit family. When the two-hour flight happens on a clear day, the views of the earth below are quite spectacular. On a flight we took October 13, 2015, we flew over the Mount Polley mine, an open pit copper and gold mine in the Cariboo Region of B.C.

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Mount Polley open pit mine from the air (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

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Mount Polley open pit mine #2 (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

That mine was in the news in August of 2014 when a tailings pond dam gave way and a slurry of tailings and processed water fouled Hazeltine Creek, Polley Lake, and eventually Quesnel Lake.

This post is linked to The Daily Post Photo Challenge where this week the theme is Earth (in anticipation of Earth Day on April 22nd).

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4 thoughts on “Earth scar

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  2. So often these big mining companies get away with environmental crimes. They appear to be beyond law or rely on ‘corrupt’ governments whether it be first or third world.

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