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Two firms in Southeast pay sizable environmental fines

...the northwest corner of Admiralty Island that does not support salmon, said Greens Creek Mine environmental manager Bill Oelklaus. Greens Creek personnel tracked the resulting diesel sheen on the creek's surface for about a half-mile downstream...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061306/sta_20060613050.shtml
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Mine workers watch brown bear kill another

...afternoon through the heart of Greens Creek mining operations 20 miles south of Juneau on northern Admiralty Island. Bill Oelklaus, environmental manager for the Greens Creek Mining Co., said the bears made two passes through a work area adjacent...

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Groups dispute Greens Creek Mine bond

...environmental group's appeal request claims at least $3.2 million more is needed to protect the bond from inflation. Bill Oelklaus, environmental manager for the Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co., said the state-mandated $24.4 million bond...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091802/sta_minecleanup.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...direct sunlight from October through February, said Bill Oelklaus, environmental manager for the mine. Through the entrance...almost as fine as flour, said environmental manager Bill Oelklaus. Tailings are compacted with giant rollers so they...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...time.'' An independent contractor's recent draft report validated the management procedures at the mine, said Bill Oelklaus, environmental manager for the mine, the largest private employer in Juneau. The mine's operating partner is Kennecott...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...material more effective at containing runoff than a synthetic liner, they contend. Greens Creek environmental manager Bill Oelklaus said the new site would have the same protection. The company also is taking steps to stop acids from forming, Oelklaus...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042001/Loc_MineTailings.shtml
Grizzly mom and cubs getting on Greens Creek miners' nerves

...three cubs have been too close for comfort at the mine's Hawk Inlet Facility. ``We have bears all over,'' said Bill Oelklaus, environmental manager for Greens Creek. ``The wild spring foliage has been slow this year, and we have some lush...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061099/Loc_bears.html
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Mine crash caused by rock, not weather

...employees of the mine. The contract workers were site preparation experts assigned to deal with surface exploration, said Bill Oelklaus, environmental staff officer at Greens Creek. Tim Hall has worked at the Greens Creek Mine since 1993. ``We have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061099/Loc_greenscreek.html
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A day in the life of Green's Creek

...direct sunlight from October through February, said Bill Oelklaus, environmental manager for the mine. Through the entrance...almost as fine as flour, said environmental manager Bill Oelklaus. Tailings are compacted with giant rollers so they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021101/Ins_greenscreek.html
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State may get say at Greens Creek

...unnecessary because the tailings pile sits on an eight- to 12-foot-thick layer of clay, "which is impermeable," said Bill Oelklaus, of Greens Creek Mine. He said a liner would make the multi-million-ton pile unstable. "That would create the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111700/Loc_GreensCreek.html
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