Supreme Court hears Kensington Mine toxic waste case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether mining company Coeur Alaska can dump tailings in a lake near Juneau. The waste from the gold mine would kill everything in Lower Slate Lake, but the company and the Army Corps of Engineers say the lake would eventually be revitalized. The case could set precedent for how mining waste is disposed of in the nation’s waterways.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC

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