EPA Releases ‘Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment,’ Opens Public Comment Period

watershed-map-750px_0The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a revised assessment today on the Bristol Bay watershed. The report says building the Pebble Mine near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery could wipe out as many as 90 miles of streams and alter stream flows. EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said the document generally affirms conclusions reached in the initial report last year.

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Mike Mason is a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham.