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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Worst is over at former Yukon asbestos mine

Creek stabilization measures, clean-up effort left waste rock and tailings, but fibers pose no significant risk to human health

 

Last updated 6/19/2005 at Noon



Sawson City, Yukon epitomizes the romance of the Gold Rush, so it was a little surprising that the first field trip arranged as part of this year's Northern Latitudes Reclamation Workshop was to an extremely unglamorous site: the former asbestos mine at Clinton Creek.

Quite apart from the lack of allure of its toxic ore, the mine probably doesn't see too many visitors. To reach it from Dawson...



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