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My Turn: Disagreements over mining require dialogue

...the environmental assessment, including a requirement for mines to analyze best available technology options for tailings management. We will also be initiating a code review to determine how to best implement the panel's recommendations regarding...
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

...of 52 years.While the mine site is 22 miles upstream of the Canada-Alaska border near the Unuk River, the tailings management facility, which would store 2 billion tons of tailings, would be 18 miles away in the Bell Irving River drainage...
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Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

...permits for camps it will use for construction, and permits for early-stage construction at the mine site and tailings management facility, it says.At least one thing needs to be cleared up first: Teuton Resources Corp., a company with...
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...happened at Mount Polley, but that there are some big differences between the two tailings facilities.KSM's tailings management facility is "a completely different design as compared to Mount Polley," he said, with the water in the facility...
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...fact sheet, the company declared, "the proposed tailing management facility will be located at a watershed divide...Murphy said crushed rock is being deposited into the tailings management facility, and "potentially acid-generating...
State amplifies response to KSM mine some extent, in future evaluation. For instance, it requested to review "the detailed designs for the tailings management facility, the water treatment and discharge systems, and the associated bonding to the extent that we are able...
My Turn: Kensington tailings are crushed rock

...there's no basis for assuming that Coeur has a permitted alternative to the engineered Slate Lake option for tailings management such as the "dry-stack" method. Kensington tailings have a number of unique characteristics: 1) Their metal...
My Turn: Regulation ensures water quality at mine site

...Environmental Protection Agency together with the state of Alaska and Forest Service approved the Lower Slate Lake tailings management plan. They did so because they know that during the project the water quality will be maintained and at closure...
Mining mistatements

...They permitted the Kensington project based on facts and input from numerous environmental impact studies. The tailings management process presented to the Corps of Engineers by Coeur Alaska is the most environmentally correct option. I know...
My Turn: Coeur contributes to 'sustainable mining'

...regardless of land ownership. Coeur's investment of $140 million includes $21 million in scientific studies on tailings management alone. These studies show that the proposal to locate the surface operation of the mine west of Berners Bay and...


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