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First Nations woman files charges against Mount Polley company – APTN News

August 10, 2017

While the province of British Columbia did not press any charges against the executives of the Mount Polley mine, a First Nations woman pressed ahead and did it herself.

Bev Sellers convinced a justice of the peace that executives with the Mount Polley mine company needed to be held accountable for the destruction caused when a tailings pond blew over its banks.

“I knew that there were things that Mount Polley should have been doing that didn’t happen,” said Bev Sellers, former chief of the Xatśūll First Nation.

“If they are allowed to walk away, heaven help us for any other mining company or resource extraction in Canada. It just sets a precedent for allowing Mother Earth to be destroyed.”

It’s been three years since the Mount Polley mining disaster.

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