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My Turn: Juneau Access road is a distraction's success will be enhanced.Perhaps worse, if the $150 million road extension reaches only Kensington Mine or Comet Beach, the public - within and far beyond Alaska - will ridicule this as another:1. Alaska "road to nowhere;"2. Costly...
Hard rock, hard choices

...Berners Bay's Slate Creek Cove rather than Lynn Canal's Comet Beach. Mine workers would travel to work daily in a 78-foot...The cove is better protected from bad weather than Comet Beach, but it is heavily used by endangered Steller sea lions...
Study to begin on mine plan be done by mid-March 2003, the agency said. The new operating plan moves marine access to the mine site from Comet Beach on the east side of Lynn Canal to Slate Creek Cove in Berners Bay. Instead of putting tailings - the fine-grained...
Drilling equipment accident results in fluid spill at Kensington site

...state since the company began building the mine in Berners Bay in early July. Two to 3 ounces of kerosene spilled at Comet Beach in August and about 2 gallons of diesel spilled into Slate Creek Cove in September, Tiernan said. Neither of those...
Mine's redesign points to startup

...tailings, which are the crushed rock that results after ore is extracted, they would go into 180-foot piles near Comet Beach, sandwiched between layers of drain rock and capped. Some tailings would go to the bottom of a 40-acre muskeg called...
State pushes up timetable to build road

...road - and two bridges across Berners Bay's Lace and Antler rivers - built out to Independence Creek just north of Comet Beach by late 2007 or early 2008. About $103 million is proposed for the road in 2007, which would allow potential completion...
Air, water quality issues could delay Kensington mine opening

...over after valuable minerals are extracted. The latest Coeur proposal would eliminate dry tailing stacks adjacent to Comet Beach, stacks that would have been visible from Lynn Canal. The new plan, which requires a U.S. Forest Service permit...
Kensington to submit application for permits

...from the mine in a paste form near Comet Beach. The Comet site is a much better...several weeks," Botelho said. Comet Beach is on the other side of a mountain...for tailings, would have been at Comet Beach. A paste disposal method might...
My turn: Clearing the air about Cascade Point

...Cascade Point, for example, is one of the last areas of the spawning grounds that once stretched from Auke Bay to Comet Beach, where herring still spawn. Jobs have been lost and will continue to be lost as commercial fishing suffers due the...
Paste storage plan floated for Kensington tailings issue

...proposing to store the tailings at Comet Beach, using paste tailings instead...adverse environmental impacts of the Comet Beach site are less than the impacts...from various regulatory agencies. Comet Beach is on the other side of a mountain...


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