|That's toxic waste going into your river|
How did I "predict" this? By looking at the weak penalties and enforcement by the BC government. Mine operators knew three years ago that the levees were weak, but they did not act to prevent a breach. Will they pay 100 percent of the damages? I doubt it.
What's to be done? Read this post from last September -- the solution is to impose an insurance requirement that will risk real money if a spill occurs.
Bottom Line: Spills will happen "too often" as long as low spill penalties do not impact profits.
* I started tracking this phenomenon five years ago when (you guessed it!) a TVA levee broke and released tons of toxic waste into local rivers...