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Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

Kerr Sulphurets Mitchell, a British Columbia mine in the transboundary Unuk River watershed that concerns many Southeast Alaska fishermen, Native organizations, tourism and environmental groups, has received...
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, also known as KSM. KSM is an open-pit and underground mine proposed for the transboundary Unuk River watershed. Its tailings facility, which will store 2 billion tons of tailings, will be located just south of the border...
Letter to the editor: Pay attention to dangerous Canadian mines

...gigantic open pit mine, the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) mine, at the headwaters of the Unuk River in British Columbia. The Unuk River flows into Misty Fjords National Monument just north of Ketchikan - an area where hundreds of commercial...
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...a proposed mine in British Columbia's transboundary Unuk River watershed, the state of Alaska asked that Canada either...treat the water flowing over the mine site and into the Unuk River, which will be necessary at least for 200 years after...
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines a tailings pond breach. Fortunately for Southeast, the tailings dam for the proposed KSM mine would not be on the Unuk River."I don't think anyone built a mine with the intent of environmental destruction," Timothy said. The Alaska Department...
My Turn: Public voices stifled in resource management

...It is not difficult to see how problems at the Canadian Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Mine at the headwaters of the Unuk River east of Ketchikan, for example, could threaten our communities and fishermen downstream. Months ago, Alaska's congressional...
Empire Editorial: Mount Polley breach a thunderous warning

...threat of potential devastation today.As Rivers Without Borders puts it, "at the headwaters of a tributary of the Unuk River, just upstream from Misty Fiords National Monument in Alaska," a proposed massive open-pit and underground mine...
Coast Guard, partners searching for missing boaters in Southeast Alaska

...received an overdue report from a family member that Patricia Bishop and Ken Wright were overdue from a boating trip to the Unuk River north of Behm Canal. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...
Off the Beaten Path: Hope for wild salmon

...projects - the proposed KSM mine on a tributary of the Unuk River is one example - that Alaskan Natives, biologists...our resources."KSM, located on a tributary of the Unuk River, is a prime example of a mine that has the potential to...
Public comment period opens for KSM mine

...Alaska on fish; recreational and commercial fisheries and human health from changes to water quality and quantity in the Unuk River." Meanwhile, hundreds of Alaskan tribal members, fishermen and business owners feel differently. KSM's parent...


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