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NTSB releases report on mid-air crash near Wasilla Beluga. Bara, in a plane equipped with skis, took off from Birchwood Airport in Chugiak and was on his way to Johnson Creek.Duell told investigators he had climbed 1,500 and 2,000 feet and leveled off. The sun was almost directly ahead...
Auke Bay was once like Berners Bay is today

...mine itself is northwest of the bay on the Lynn Canal side of the divide. The mill site would be on the bay side, up Johnson Creek, which drains into the north bay's sensitive estuarine zone. The tailings dump would be behind a dam on Lower Slate...
Coeur reports on its efforts to open mine

...notice of violation from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for allowing dirt to erode into nearby Johnson Creek. The notice of violation and nearly 10 small petroleum spills were noted in Coeur Alaska's report to the U.S...
Coeur's meeting held without much notice

...along the Lace River? Is Kensington in compliance with its permits? Has it had any more problems with pollution in Johnson Creek? If Coeur was truly a responsible corporate citizen, it would not be springing public meetings on us with little...
Remember problem of the Midas touch

...the mill through Lions Head Mountain to the Kensington claims; and 5) processing facilities on private land in the Johnson Creek drainage. Midas-like, the Kensington promises massive outside investments, the results of which will likely be...
State cites mine for creek erosion

...sediment from construction activity was reaching nearby Johnson Creek," said Lynn Kent, the Alaska Department of Environmental...apparent at the mine's access road, which crosses Johnson Creek a couple of times, and at the construction site for...
Mine builder homes in on erosion glitch

...cited by state regulators on Nov. 10 for polluting Johnson Creek with sediment draining off the mine access road and...the Kensington construction site from entering nearby Johnson Creek, he said. "The site looks good now," Russell said...
Coeur settles Clean Water Act violations

...into Sherman Creek. It also was liable for causing high turbidity levels - or dirtying the water - with runoff into Johnson Creek. Fluctuations in turbidity and aluminum levels may harm fish habitat. "The mining industry is an important part...
Mine options out for review

...000 tons of ore per day. Alternative B (Proposed Action): Mill and administrative facilities would be built in Johnson Creek drainage, which drains into Berners Bay. Supplies shipped in and out by barge that would dock at a facility built...
Coeur's dubious environmental record

...that groundwater is polluted? This is what happened recently at a Coeur mine in Nevada. Is it responsible to pollute Johnson Creek with runoff? Or to exceed water quality standards at Sherman Creek? Or have several chemical spills at Kensington...


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