In developing the BC’s contaminated sites regime in the mid-1990s, close consultations were held with the mining industry to listen to its ideas and concerns. Industry stakeholders said they would like to see contaminated sites legislation that included: opportunities for settling liability, flexible and practical cleanup standards, a requirement that only high priority sites be remediated, and consistency in regulatory approaches under the Mines Act and then Waste Management Act.
BC Ministry of Environment. 2005. FACTS ON CONTAMINATED SITES: Highlights for the Mining Industry. BC Ministry of Environment