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|WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Elevated levels of seven chemical elements have been found by B.C. government staff in the sediment near a mine tailings spill.|
The Ministry of Environment says copper, iron, manganese, arsenic, silver, selenium and vanadium were found in concentrations that exceeded provincial standards during testing near the Mount Polley mine Aug. 12 and Aug. 15.
|The province says the sediments exceed guidelines and contaminated sites regulation standards for copper and iron.|
Environment Minister Mary Polak says the area is considered contaminated under provincial regulations and the company responsible for the spill must submit a plan detailing how it will address the situation.