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Mining moves forward in SE

...federal agencies threatened to deny an important permit. In 2009, Kensington Mine was applying for a permit to use Lower Slate Lake to store tailings. Fortunately, Senator Begich stepped in and pressured the Corps of Engineers to approve the permit...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-29/mining-moves-forward-se
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Don't dump mine tailings in lake

...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 the splendor of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051104/let_letter1.shtml
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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, because...much easier for it to happen at Pebble. Unlike Lower Slate Lake, people need the lakes and streams up here in the Bristol...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052206/let_20060522007.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052604/opi_aukebay.shtml
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Don't let Coeur cut costs

...Isn't it interesting that a company unwilling to spend a little more on mining in Alaska to spare Berners Bay and Slate Lake has the financial clout to offer $2.56 billion to buy another mining company? Dave Gurtman Juneau

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060204/let_letter4.shtml
Opinion
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 responsibly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061106/loc_20060611030.shtml
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My turn: Cole does some fancy work on Kensington EIS

...conveniently shoehorn the Kensington ore body into little Lower Slate Lake. Funny that the company itself should have plans (noted...raise the dam to the level where it would inundate Upper Slate Lake and eventually hold as much as 20 million tons of tailings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061505/opi_20050615010.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061605/sta_20050616010.shtml
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Bill to help open mine gets hearing

...Lindekugel said. Environmentalists also have argued against Coeur's plans to dump mine tailings, or waste rock, in Slate Lake, which falls within the Berners watershed. They said such action would violate the federal Clean Water Act. Coeur...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061902/sta_legmine.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061905/sta_20050619010.shtml
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