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Treadwell: Let Alaskans decide

...wouldn't really be Alaskans if we let (others) pick our Senate candidate.Q: In light of the recent Mount Polley Mine tailing dam breach, if elected what would be your approach to transboundary mines?A: I'm going to go back 20 years when...
State | Local
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...
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...
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...
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...That's comparable in size to the entire Mendenhall River valley. Plus, 26 square miles of land would disappear under mine tailing impoundments and waste rock piles. The salmon stream loss restrictions they're proposing would likely occur for a...
Author to speak on sacred headwaters, threatened salmon

...he said. "The obvious concern is toxic runoff eventually reaching the salmon rivers. The problem with these (mines') tailings ponds is that they're in some sense geological time bombs."Davis emphasizes that he is not against natural...
Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

...In another development, the Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska secured federal approval for an expansion of the mine tailings storage facility, Matthias said. It will be in construction this year and, when completed, will give the mine the...
State | AK legislature
Flooded construction site a reminder of Juneau's mining history

...out of the hole a few times."Downtown Juneau sits at sea level and much of the area is built on wooden pilings and mine tailings. The waterfront was actually at Front Street before the AJ Mine was operating at full capacity. Andrews said once the...
Sinkholes create $1 million headache for CCFR

...original shoreline) is built on fill. Much of downtown Juneau, which sits at sea level, is built on wooden pilings and mine tailings from the AJ Mine.Water still flows under the station, and the supporting soil beneath the rear parking lot has finally...
A Trip South: The highest hole in Peru

...of broken, bumpy roads, the receding glaciers of the distant mountains disappeared behind abandoned buildings and mine tailing moraines as we descended into the pit. Empty turned over lots, neighborhood trash dumps, and a radioactive-looking...


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