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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Unique operator cleans up old messes

Alexco Resource tackles potentially lucrative exploration, environmental remediation at abandoned mine sites in Yukon Territory


February 25, 2007

Ever since prospectors rushed to the Yukon seeking gold more than a century ago, miners have been guilty of extracting the mineral riches in the North and doing a vanishing act when the veins petered out or prices fell. These miners often left behind environmental messes that occasionally became regulatory nightmares.

Now that modern-day prospectors are again venturing to the far North, many o...

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