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Vol. 14, No. 4 Week of January 25, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: High Court: Fill or slurry?

Justices query lawyers about whether tailings from the Kensington Mine should be considered fill or effluent and why it matters

Shane Lasley

Mining News

The U.S Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 12 in a case that challenges Coeur Alaska Inc.ís federal permit to dispose of tailings from the Kensington gold mining project into a nearby lake. Though the wet disposal plan had won approval from federal and state regulators, environmental groups sou....

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