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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Red Dog mine faces new challenge

New discharge permit heads to EPA internal review board, while DEC prepares to certify it under state water quality standards


Last updated 1/10/2018 at 6:02pm

The Red Dog Mine, 17 years after startup, is unquestionably the economic and human resources success story of the Northwest Arctic Borough. Zinc and lead prices are strong, and production is up at the mine, which is operated by Teck Cominco Alaska on lands owned by the Alaska Native regional corporation, NANA Regional Corp.

But the world's largest producer of zinc concentrate continues to be p...

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