July 17th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Yukon minister says cyanide found in creek after gold mine spill

By The Canadian Press on July 4, 2024.

The Yukon provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa on July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MAYO, YUKON – Yukon’s mining minister says elevated levels of cyanide have been detected in a waterway after an equipment failure and slide of ore at Victoria Gold’s Eagle Mine last week.

The announcement by John Streicker came hours after the company issued a statement saying it had detected no cyanide in surface water after the slide.

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