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By Patricia Liles
Mining News Editor 

Red Dog's toxic release ranking misleading

World's largest zinc mine says EPA report misleading because naturally occurring metals contained in rock tailings counted as toxic releases

 

Last updated 7/11/2004 at Noon



Alaska's largest mine and the world's largest producer of zinc counters its national top ranking by the Environmental Protection Agency for toxic releases, saying that the agency's decision to count naturally occurring metals contained in unmilled rock is misleading.

According to the latest Toxic Release Inventory report issued by EPA, Red Dog received the dubious honor of topping the nationwi...



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