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The State of Mining Today

Monday, November 12, 2018 / 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

A launch and discussion of Judith Marshall’s study, “Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana: Chronicles of Disasters Foretold.”

The Mt. Polley tailing dam tragedy in BC took place in August 2014 spilling 25 million cubic meters of toxic waste. On November 5, Brazilians commemorate the 3rd anniversary of an even bigger catastrophe at Mariana, Brazil when a reservoir of toxic mine waste collapsed killing 19 people, spilling 32 million cubic meters of waste and creating a toxic tsunami down the 650 km Rio Doce to the Atlantic. The circumstances leading to the socio-environmental catastrophes and the responses to them by mining companies, governments and civil society tell us a lot about the state of mining today. The issues range from corporate impunity to dangerous practices in mine waste management to regulatory capture of governments by the mining industry to mining on Indigenous and Afro-descendant lands.

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Monday, November 12, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST


Friends House
60 Lowther Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7 Canada
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