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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Alaska's abandoned copper mines leave a mark

Scientists led by UAA's LeeAnn Munk analyze environmental geochemistry and microbiology of old mine sites in Prince William Sound

 

Last updated 9/25/2005 at Noon



A century after copper mining began in Prince William Sound southeast of Anchorage a team of scientists is analyzing the region's environment to find out if metals are having an adverse effect. Not all the results are in yet, but in some places water quality is lower than it should be, LeeAnn Munk said in a presentation to the Alaska Miners Association in Anchorage Sept. 14.

Munk, an assistant...



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