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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Court ruling blasts Kensington project

Lawsuit against tailings facility that was dismissed last year will be upheld by appeals court, which decided lake must be protected


Last updated 3/25/2007 at Noon

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is preparing to rule against construction of the tailings facility at Kensington gold mine near Juneau. The court made the announcement March 16 in a separate ruling that denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permission to construct an interceptor ditch for Kensington. Idaho-based Coeur d'Alene Mines must now decide what to do about its half-finis...

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