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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...
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...corporation's filing of a new plan of operation with the U.S. Forest Service next month will include the new tailings-management option, as well, he said. That alternative design eliminates avalanche concerns, affects far fewer wetlands...
Coeur's mining claims leave out some important details

...doesn't mention the lake. It's labeled "proposed tailings management facility" in the photo. Currently this " the pipeline flows) would be the Slate Lake tailings management facility. Another two miles from there would be...
My Turn: Coeur committed to building Kensington the "least environmentally damaging alternative." This is required by the law - the Clean Water Act. Tailings management involves enhancement of Slate Lake, including a plan that increases the size of the lake from 20 to 56 acres...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Opinion and Letters: B.C. mine went through rigorous process 5/1/98

...river salmon, and will actually improve water quality in the river system. Water quality issues, including tailings management and impoundment design, are at the center of government-to-government talks currently underway between B...


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