State to Comment on Tulsequah Chief Mine

The state is weighing in on a deal that could revive the defunct Tulsequah Chief Mine near Juneau. The company that owned the British Colombia mine went bankrupt last spring. Now, the former CEO is part of a group incorporating in Canada as Chieftain Metals. The group hopes to buy the mineral claims and take over the project’s Canadian permits. The potential for restarting the mine is renewing environmental concerns in Alaska about the project.

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

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