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Interior Health Lifts all remaining water use restrictions due to Mt. Polley breach

All remaining water use restrictions due to the Mt. Polley tailings pond breach have now been lifted.

Interior Health made the announcement Monday and says in a press release the determination has been made based on ongoing review of various water, sediment and fish toxicology sample results from the Ministry of Environment which have continued to show there are no known risks to human health.

The restrictions have been fully rescinded from the IMPACT ZONE (defined as the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond, Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek and 100m beyond the visible suspended sediment in Quesnel Lake).

Residents using untreated water are advised to follow safe drinking water guidelines including the use of filtration and disinfection systems.

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