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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News 

Arsenic spill dusts worker at Giant site

Agency followed safety procedures; studies technology that could permanently lock up hazardous material in underground workings


Last updated 12/20/2009 at Noon

An accidental discharge of deadly arsenic trioxide at the old Giant gold mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories this fall has brought into focus the potential impact of an ongoing project to reclaim the mine site.

The project includes the future disposition of the 237,000 metric tons of arsenic trioxide currently stored underground at the site within the Yellowknife city limits. The hazard...

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