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By Patricia Jones
Mining News editor 

Environmental appeal dismissed

Forest Service rules that Greens Creek can expand tailings for hardrock mine on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska

 

Last updated 2/15/2004 at Noon



The U.S. Forest Service has dismissed an environmental group's appeal of an agency decision to allow operators of the Greens Creek mine to expand its tailings pile for the mining operation on Admiralty Island, some 18 miles southwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Greens Creek, an underground hardrock mine that produces gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc, received final regulatory approval for a tailings...



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