Mining News: FBI cites rising threat of copper theft
Spurred by strong global demand for metal, thieves imperil critical U.S. infrastructure; target Alaska’s Pogo gold mine
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Growing numbers of thieves are seeking out vulnerable public and private structures for easy sources of lucrative copper used in wiring and other products for relatively quick and anonymous sales.
The theft problem is getting so bad that communities across the country are encountering not only econ....
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Thefts threaten public safety
Copper thieves hit Pogo mine
Global demand drives trend
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