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By Shane Lasley
North of 60 Mining News 

Red Dog tops EPA toxic release inventory

Federal regulator's annual report reflects scale of the world's largest lead-zinc mine, not its outstanding environmental record


April 26, 2009

In its largely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented Toxic Release Inventory report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranked the Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska as the largest entity in the nation in releases of TRI reportable materials.

The EPA report, released in March 2009, reported that the world's largest zinc mine released 533.4 million pounds of primarily zinc and le...

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