Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau
The Kensington mine is now producing gold concentrate. Production at the Berner’s Bay facility north of Juneau officially started Thursday – a week ahead of schedule.
It’s been nearly 20 years in the planning and construction. A lawsuit based on disposal of the mine’s tailings at lower Slate Lake even went all the way up to the US Supreme Court. A decision handed down last year allowed construction to resume.
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