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Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on Red Dog permit


January 27, 2008

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated a 30-day public comment period Jan. 14 on a permit application from Teck Cominco Alaska Inc. to increase the size of the tailings compound at its Red Dog zinc-lead mine near Kotzebue.

In the application, Teck Cominco said it needed more holding capacity at the mine to maintain the integrity of the tailings facility, which is an important part of the m...

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