Materials Barged In to Re-Open Tulsequah Chief Mine

Construction materials have been barged up Taku Inlet in preparation for re-opening the Tulsequah Chief mine in British Columbia. Chieftain Metals is hoping for road access through First Nation territory to ship ores from the mine, which has not operated since the 1950’s. The company says its first step is to start treating the water coming out of the old mine. Chieftain has obtained the permits that belonged to the previous owner.

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Rosemarie Alexander is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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