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Vol. 14, No. 51 Week of December 20, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: Arsenic spill dusts worker at Giant site

Agency followed safety procedures; studies technology that could permanently lock up hazardous material in underground workings

Rose Ragsdale

Mining News

An accidental discharge of deadly arsenic trioxide at the old Giant gold mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories this fall has brought into focus the potential impact of an ongoing project to reclaim the mine site. The project includes the future disposition of the 237,000 metric tons of arsenic....

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Arsenic spill

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