Describe the incident and its environmental impact.

Unit II Case Study


Research the Mount Polley mine spill. Write a case study of at least two pages (not including title and reference pages) on this event. Your case study should address the following items:

 Describe the incident and its environmental impact.

 Summarize the physical and chemical characteristics of the waste.

 The article mentions poor regulation and oversight, an industry-friendly attitude, and political contributions from the mining company as contributing factors in the spill. Which of these do you think could have contributed the most? Take a position and defend it, using at least one outside resource.

 Discuss one factor that may have contributed to the accident that was not mentioned in the article.


Your case study should include at least four credible sources, including the textbook. All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced according to APA style. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

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