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Mines threaten to dig our graves

...Mine is helping this along. I don't want to see Lower Slate Lake become a dumping pool for toxic mine waste, much easier for it to happen at Pebble. Unlike Lower Slate Lake, people need the lakes and streams up here in the...
Auke Bay was once like Berners Bay is today

...Creek, which drains into the north bay's sensitive estuarine zone. The tailings dump would be behind a dam on Lower Slate Lake, which drains into the Slate Creek salmon stream and beyond to the bay's Slate Cove. Transport facilities at Slate...
Berners group takes 'timeout'

...about protecting the "tremendous resources" of Berners Bay and Coeur Alaska's attempts to dump mine tailings in Lower Slate Lake, which he said would be a violation of the Clean Water Act. "It's the public's right to ensure that they act...
My turn: Cole does some fancy work on Kensington EIS

...swallow some fancy numbers from the mining company which will conveniently shoehorn the Kensington ore body into little Lower Slate Lake. Funny that the company itself should have plans (noted, but not addressed in the SEIS) to raise the dam to the...
Forest Service OKs Kensington mine plan

...for Berners Bay. Dock operations and ferry traffic across Berners Bay, as along with the dumping of tailings in Lower Slate Lake, could harm the bay's unique marine life, they say. The National Marine Fisheries Service had strongly recommended...
Alaska Digest

...Engineers issued a permit for the Kensington Mine on Friday that will allow mine tailings to be placed into sub-alpine Lower Slate Lake, about 45 miles northwest of downtown Juneau. The mine tailings have been defined as "fill," which Juneau environmentalists...
Coeur reports on its efforts to open mine

...a startup, I think (2005) went pretty well." Plans for 2006 New Jualin drift - major tunnel for mining gold. Lower Slate Lake concrete dam - to hold up to 4.5 million tons of tailings. Ore processing mill - to produce gold concentrate...
Coeur's meeting held without much notice

...Creek Mine uses dry stack tailings. Why won't Kensington? When is Kensington starting construction of the dam at Lower Slate Lake? The first stage of the Juneau road will reach Kensington. Will the mine use it? Will Kensington buy power from...
Coeur Alaska should find another way

...Alaska has been generous to Juneau in many ways, but its plan to dump mine tailings from the Kensington Mine into Lower Slate Lake is a bad one. The lake is about 20 acres and currently drains into Berners Bay via Slate Creek. Coeur plans to dam...
Parks are Alaska's real gold mines

...state. Over the planned life of the mine, the Kensington will dump more than 4 million tons of mining waste into Lower Slate Lake, this toxic slurry will have to be held in check by a dam and will likely be left for the state to monitor for many...


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