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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Alaska's Red Dog mine tops Toxics Release Inventory

State and Teck Cominco argue that true quality of environment is not reflected in bald statistics; risks to humans 'well within acceptable limits' according to new assessment by Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

 

Last updated 5/22/2005 at Noon



Red Dog's unenviable position at the top of the Environmental Protection Agency's national Toxics Release Inventory doesn't mean that the world's largest zinc mine is a dangerous polluter, according to the state of Alaska. The Teck Cominco-operated mine in the Arctic, near Kotzebue, released 487.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals in 2003, the newly published TRI reported. The TRI does not indi...



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