Mount Polley disaster
Video and Petition: Mount Polley Disaster should lead to Mining Moratorium says Secwepemc Territorial Authority
A Petition by No One Is Illegal (Coast Salish Territories – Vancouver)
“The Mount Polley mine disaster is one of the biggest environmental disasters in modern Canadian history.
On August 4, the dam of a tailings pond breached from the Imperial Metals-operated Mount Polley mine on our Secwepemc territory at Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe, releasing 2.5 billion gallons of contaminated water and 4.5 million cubic metres of metals-laden fine sand into Hazeltine Creek, Polley Lake and Quesnel Lake.
We, the Secwepemc Territorial Authority, under the authority of Secwepemc Natural Law, lit a sacred fire at the spill site as of Monday August 18 2014. ( For ongoing updates from Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp:https://www.facebook.com/yuctnesenxiymetkwecamp )…”