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American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

...planned in the watersheds of the Stikine, Taku, and Unuk Rivers, all of which flow into Alaska; one of the open pits at Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, planned for the Unuk River watershed, will match the depth of the deepest open...
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

...copper-gold mine near the headwaters of the Unuk River drainage in British Columbia, Bennett...S. governments since 2008.The Unuk River empties into the Pacific between...the Canada-Alaska border near the Unuk River, the tailings management facility...
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My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem

...pollution. The developing KSM mine in the headwaters of the Unuk River is a good example.Future mines will be constructed...Southeast has characterized the proposed KSM mine in the Unuk River Basin as responsible modern mining. Rather than seeking...
Empire Editorial: Keep pressure on transboundary mines

...over the border from Alaska. The Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Mine, for example, is planned for the headwaters of the Unuk River, which flows across the border and empties into the Pacific Ocean between Wrangell and Ketchikan. Each summer, the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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