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mount polley spill
Twenty years ago when someone said "Clayoquot," protests against clearcutting of old growth forests came to mind. At that time nobody thought anybody was crazy enough to propose an open-pit copper mine in the heart of Clayoquot Sound.
And the 2014 Award for Incredibly Bad Taste in Donations goes to Imperial Metals, owners of the Mount Polley mine. The spill may have been toxic, but Imperial's cash wasn't.
"It's a totally different design in terms of the tailings storage facility itself."