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The Imperial Metals (III.to) tailings breach (UPDATED)

This photo has shown up in several places this morning of the tailings dam breach at the Imperial Metals (III.to) Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, Canada, first reported yesterday. While you read the latest NR from the company this morning, give it your eyetime:
That looks like a serious incident.

UPDATE: Here’s a video taken by the RCMP. Holy crap.

And here’s one from a copter overflight. Holy crap II.

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