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BC Interior Health Partially Rescinds Water Restrictions

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- Imperial Metals Corporation (TSX:III) reports that BC Interior Health has reviewed the most recent Polley Lake water sample results from the Ministry of Environment (MoE).

BC Interior Health stated "that water drawn from south of 6236 Cedar Creek Road on the Quesnel River and the majority of Quesnel Lake may be consumed per normal practice. It is now safe from a human health perspective for drinking water, personal use, fishing, swimming, and recreational purposes."

In a separate release, BC Interior Health's Medical Health Officer has deemed all fish in this same area to be safe for human consumption.

About Imperial

Imperial is an exploration, mine development and operating company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company operates the Mount Polley copper/gold mine in British Columbia and the Sterling gold mine in Nevada. Imperial has 50% interest in the Huckleberry copper mine and has 50% interest in the Ruddock Creek lead/zinc property, both in British Columbia. Imperial is in development of its wholly owned Red Chris copper/gold property in British Columbia.

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