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My Turn: BC Mines and the Taku watershed

...documents copper levels at the mine site exceeding BC standards by 1,000...standards by over 2,000 times at the mine site. Zinc is also toxic to fish-inhibiting...and zinc don't extend beyond the mine site, mining company data proved otherwise...
EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

...minerals extracted from public lands, as well as so-called Good Samaritan authority to allow third parties to cleanup mine sites they had no role in creating.The EPA has suspended cleanup work and site investigations at 10 polluted mining complexes...
B.C. mines minister talks transboundary mines, Tulsequah Chief cleanup

...drainage into the Tulsequah River since it closed in 1957, and Alaska has been asking British Columbia to clean up the mine site for years. British Columbia and Environment Canada have also been trying to get the companies that own it (they've...
State | Local
Juneau's Hidden History: Bessie Creek Trail and the Aurora Borealis Mine

...log road from Yankee Cove to the mine site. In the winter of 1898 the mill...delivered to the Aurora Borealis Mine site, but it was never removed from the...remains of the old road. At the mine site the pieces and parts of the 15 stamps...
Officials downstream from Colorado mine spill demand answers

...lead and other heavy metals. Workers with the EPA accidentally unleashed the spill as they inspected the abandoned mine site.EPA officials said Monday that there was no leading edge of contamination visible in downstream sections of the San...
Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

...Environmental Protection Agency accidentally unleashed the spill as federal and contract workers inspected the abandoned mine site near Silverton, Colorado.The EPA has said the contaminants were rolling too fast to be an immediate health threat...
Regional News
National Park Service readies for centennial

...Park. Quinley said much of that work is deferred maintenance that is part of a larger upkeep effort at the century-old mine site.There is a $5 million line item in the 2016 budget proposal for a permanent bridge across the Brooks River in Katmai...
Juneau's Hidden History: Treasury Hill and the Dull & Stephens Prospects

...of digging some open cuts and running sluicing equipment in upper Lake Creek. A trail was built from the beach to the mine site, and a cabin was built nearby. During their June cleanout they had about 18 ounces of gold. Rumors were flying around...
Lt. Gov outlines state stake in mine issues

...development in the region and provide recommendations.During the trip, Mallott said he also flew over the Mount Polley mine site, where a tailings pond failed last year. He also met with mine officials.Having spent time with Mallott, Bennett...
Alaskans should take note of B.C. mines

...C. spent over $99 million to remediate the Britannia Mine site. Whether that figure is in Canadian dollars or U.S...River Restoration Society restored the Mount Washington Mine site so the river is "back to normal." Evidently Canadian...


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