Tag: mining

How do you rebuild a dying town in remote Alaska? Ask the 20 residents of Red Devil

This is the third of a three-part series reported from a village of 20 people on the Upper Kuskokwim River that stands to gain the most from the proposed Donlin Mine. Red Devil was built by mining almost 100 years ago, and now carries a toxic legacy of mine pollution. But to its residents, the Donlin Gold mine represents hope. Like so many communities in Alaska, resource extraction is at once a lifeline and a risk.

In Red Devil, an old mine’s pollution is not enough to doubt Donlin’s promise

This is part two of a three-part series reported from a village of 20 people on the Upper Kuskokwim River that stands to gain the most from the proposed Donlin Mine. Red Devil was built by mining almost 100 years ago, and now carries a toxic legacy of mine pollution. But to its residents, the Donlin Gold mine represents hope. Like so many communities in Alaska, resource extraction is at once a lifeline and a risk.

This old Alaska mining town is almost a ghost town. It has everything to gain from Donlin Mine.

This is part one of a three-part series reported from a village of 20 people on the Upper Kuskokwim River that stands to gain the most from the proposed Donlin Mine. Red Devil was built by mining almost 100 years ago, and now carries a toxic legacy of mine pollution. But to its residents, the Donlin Gold mine represents hope. Like so many communities in Alaska, resource extraction is at once a lifeline and a risk.

EPA Moves to Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

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The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that they are using section 404 C of the Clean Water Act to halt development of the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska.

Coal and Your Health

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Alaska contains about half of the coal reserves in the United States and development proposals are increasing. No matter if you live nearby a mine or a train transporting coal simply travels through your town, pollutants are released throughout the mining process. Hosted by Alaska Community Action on Toxics, listen to neurologist Dr. Lockwood's talk on "Coal and Your Health" this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 3/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Read More...

BC Gold Mine Plan Irks Ketchikan Residents

A Canadian mining company is hoping to launch a major gold mine near the headwaters of a tributary of the Unuk River, which flows into Behm Canal near Ketchikan. Toronto-based Seabridge Gold says the KSM deposit is one of the largest in the world, second only to the proposed Pebble Mine in Western Alaska.

Section of Kensington Mine Remains Closed After Accident

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Memorial services for a Juneau man killed last week in an underground accident at Kensington Gold Mine are Tuesday at 3:00pm at the Juneau Christian Center. 30-year-old Joe Tagaban died Wednesday while working at the 1,260-foot level underground.

Mining Company Finds Promising Deposits Near Tok

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Officials with a Canadian-based mining company say they’ve found promising ore deposits near Tok.

Miner Dies in Kensington Gold Mine Accident

A miner has been killed in an underground accident at the Kensington Gold Mine. Coeur Alaska is withholding the victim’s name at this time.

Home Owners Voice Concerns Over Usibelli Mining Project

The contentious issue of coal development held the floor at a packed Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly meeting in Palmer Tuesday night. Home owners in the vicinity of a proposed Usibelli mining project were not shy about airing their views before the panel.

Pebble Partnership Takes Fight Against SOS Initiative to State Supreme Court

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The Pebble Partnership has gone to the state Supreme Court in an effort to head off a ballot measure in the Lake and Peninsula Borough that would reveal how people feel about mining that destroys salmon streams.

Lake and Peninsula Borough to Vote on Measure Prohibiting Certain Mining Projects

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The people of Lake and Peninsula Borough will get to vote on a ballot measure that would prohibit mining projects that ruin salmon streams.

Senator Concerned About Mine Permit Delays

Senator Mark Begich is pushing the Forest Service for quick action on permits for two Prince of Wales Island mining projects.

Measure to Stop Mining Activity in Lake, Peninsula Boroughs May Go to Voters

A ballot measure to stop any mining activity that damages salmon streams in the Lake and Peninsula Borough has been certified to be put before the voters.

Alaska News Nightly: August 19, 2009

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