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Don't dump mine tailings in lake

...mining gold. I have nothing against mining gold at the Kensington mine. I just want it to be done right. Dumping mine tailings into Slate Lake is not right. Dotting mine facilities and ferry terminals around the bay is not right. Devastating...
Coeur wins out

...take mine waste and just dump it in a lake. It saves money that would have been paid to workers to build and manage mine tailings piles. The money saved by allowing Coeur to use Slate Lake as a dump site is money that should go to Juneau workers...
Supreme Court grills Coeur on tailings

...allow Coeur Alaska to deposit mine tailings in Lower Slate Lake. The Kensington...The groups that oppose dumping mine tailings are the Southeast Alaska Conservation...well as EPA, he said, preferred mine tailings be stored in the uplands. They...
Residents fear Coeur case could affect Bristol Bay

A win for Kensington mine operator Coeur Alaska Inc. in the U.S. Supreme Court could allow Pebble Mine tailings to harm Bristol Bay, according to attorneys for a group of Bristol Bay Alaska Natives, fishermen and other residents. Trustees...
Coeur, state appeal plan to high court

...for a previous Kensington gold mine tailings plan reinstated. the 9th Circuit was whether mine tailings qualify as "fill material" or...regulatory definition includes mine tailings. Kensington had permits from...
Empire Editorial: Keep pressure on transboundary mines

...was the last time a British Columbian minister traveled to Alaska in such a prominent way?The enormous Mount Polley Mine tailings dam failed Aug. 4, spilling millions of gallons of potentially toxic material into the Fraser River watershed. Even...
Off the Beaten Path: Notes from the transboundary

...industrial mineral development in 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...
My Turn: Waiting to hear from Parnell on transboundary mines

...I too see a huge threat from these mines to our sustainable way of life in Southeast Alaska. The Mount Polley Mine tailings dam breach two weeks ago demonstrates the possibility of what could happen to any one of our precious rivers given...
My Turn: Public voices stifled in resource management

...communities, their food and their livelihoods. As our hearts go out to our neighbors, we realize the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam breach is an important wake-up call for us in Alaska. It reminds us of the awesome responsibility we have in...
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...acceptable" Sen. Begich said in a phone interview Sunday. "We take the total load, the total risk."The Mount Polley Mine tailings dam breach two weeks ago released approximately 10 million cubic meters of tailings - toxic waste - into nearby waterways...


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