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My Turn: Minister Bennett's words carry little weight for Alaskans

...illuminated a host of design flaws that ultimately sent 6.6 billion gallons of toxic sludge into a tributary of the Fraser River, one of Canada's most important salmon producers. The report said B.C. was using 100-year-old technology...
Mount Polley report: Two dams expected to fail every 10 years

...when the dam broke, the report said.The dam breach released billions of gallons of water and tailings into the Fraser River watershed, which is an important salmon river flowing past Vancouver.The dam failure at Mount Polley, and the problems...
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

...neighboring governments, he said.The Aug. 4 tailings dam failure at the Mount Polley copper mine in British Columbia's Fraser River drainage has caused the public to make incorrect assumptions about the province's environmental requirements, Bennett...
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Off the Beaten Path: Notes from the transboundary Northwest (British Columbia)."The recent catastrophic failure of the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam near the Fraser River in British Columbia presents clear evidence that transboundary mining is worthy of the International Joint Commission...
Transboundary mine presentations to be held in Juneau, four other SE communities the Taku, Stikine and Unuk. These groups became further disturbed after an earthen dam burst at the Mount Polley Mine site in central British Columbia in August, releasing huge amounts of contaminated waste into the famed Fraser River.
Empire Editorial: Keep pressure on transboundary mines

...Mount Polley Mine tailings dam failed Aug. 4, spilling millions of gallons of potentially toxic material into the Fraser River watershed. Even before that dam's collapse, Alaskans had been alarmed about the progress of a series of mammoth...
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...of fine toxic tailings into lakes and rivers in the Fraser River Watershed, according to figures from BC's Ministry of Energy and Mines.The Fraser River, which as of Thursday was not affected by water quality...
Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

...track the orcas movements as they moved up and down the coast.Scientists have also found that Chinook salmon from the Fraser River in British Columbia make up the bulk of their summer diet. Genetic tools have been used to understand what the orcas...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...million cubic meters of tailings water and 4.5 million cubic meters of fine toxic tailings into lakes and rivers in the Fraser River watershed. The mine is located about 400 miles from Ketchikan. The same company responsible for Mount Polley Mine...
Empire Editorial: Mount Polley breach a thunderous warning

...and 4.5 million cubic meters of fine toxic tailings into lakes and rivers in the Fraser River watershed.Ominously, the Empire reported, the Fraser River, as of last week uncovered by water quality warnings, was nonetheless "expecting...


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