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By Patricia Liles
Mining News Editor 

Subsistence foods safe near Red Dog mine

State health officials say earlier report had errors, issue statement to encourage residents to continue gathering berries, greens

 

Last updated 8/8/2004 at Noon



The Red Dog zinc and lead mine in remote northwest Alaska appears to be the victim of another misleading environmental report - this time, one causing some residents in neighboring villages alarm about the quality of berries and greens gathered as food sources.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology, recently issued a report reas...



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