Gullbridge Mine Tailings Dam

Gullbridge Mine Tailings Dam

The Telegram’s coverage of the failure of the dam holding back waste from the former Gullbridge copper mine was contained in a number of articles. The dam at the mine site, found between South Brook and Badger, broke open on Dec. 17, 2012 and released mine waste into the surrounding environment, threatening the water supply of South Brook.

 

The tailings dam at the former Gullbridge mine.
— Photos by the Department of Natural Resources

Water supply on watch after mine waste released

December 18, 2012 - 15 h 32

The dam around waste from the former Gullbridge copper mine has given way, but as of deadline Monday night, with three different government departments on the issue, The Telegram could not uncover what...

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Water supply on watch after mine waste released

Tailings dam was being reinforced

December 19, 2012 - 15 h 37

Bottled water was the order of the day again Tuesday in the town of South Brook, where about 500 people continued to wait for word on the threat to their water supply from mine waste upriver.

About...

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Tailings dam was being reinforced

South Brook residents wait for word

December 20, 2012 - 15 h 39

Andre Beaupré, the former deputy mayor of South Brook, cannot drink his town's water due to the threat of contamination, but said he is more concerned about the river running by his home.

When...

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Information blackout

December 20, 2012 - 7 h 54

It was already a story that the government was trying to pitch in the quietest way possible: in the town of South Book on Monday, people shouldn’t drink from their municipal water supply. Not just...

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Province shoulders mine waste response

December 21, 2012 - 16 h 44

At Eddy's Restaurant in South Brook, soup is boiled, french fries crisped and pot after pot of coffee dripped for the regulars. This week, all of the cooking and brewing has been done using bottled...

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South Brook benefits from quick lab work

January 03, 2013 - 15 h 25

The Minister of Environment would have never guessed the people of South Brook would be able to drink their town’s water as early as Christmas Eve.

In fact, on Dec. 19, Tom Hedderson said he...

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South Brook benefits from quick lab work

Water ban lifted in South Brook

December 27, 2012 - 16 h 38

The community of South Brook received the best news it could hope for on Christmas Eve in light of a recent breach of the dam at the former Gullbridge mine site - an advisory warning residents not to...

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