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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Agencies ponder Salt Chuck mine cleanup

Lab tests have been conducted on tailings samples from abandoned mine in southeast Alaska to find out if there is a risk to humans


Last updated 5/27/2007 at Noon

Usually when agencies try to assess the environmental risks of an abandoned mine, they're looking for a particular result: they want to hear that the risks aren't serious enough to merit an expensive cleanup program. In the case of the Salt Chuck mine on southeast Alaska's Prince of Wales Island, the jury is still out. The U.S. Forest Service will soon be considering a report by San Francisco-b...

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