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By J.p. Tangen
Guest Columnist 

Confused about clean water? Tell it to the judge


Last updated 7/30/2006 at Noon

Alaska's placer mining industry has been almost wiped out by the Clean Water Act. In addition, every surface and subsurface lode mining operation has been forced to go through the dreaded process of getting a "404" dredge and fill permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. From Kensington to Pogo, access roads have been engineered and redesigned at great cost to minimize the impact on Alaska's "w...

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