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Vol. 14, No. 17 Week of April 26, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: Red Dog tops EPA toxic release inventory

Federal regulator’s annual report reflects scale of the world’s largest lead-zinc mine, not its outstanding environmental record

Shane Lasley

North of 60 Mining News

In its largely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented Toxic Release Inventory report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranked the Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska as the largest entity in the nation in releases of TRI reportable materials. The EPA report, released in March 2009, r....

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