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By Shane Lasley
North of 60 Mining News 

Red Dog Mine faces possible shutdown

Teck says Aqqaluk permit needed by May to avoid closure in October of zinc-lead mine; environmentalists tie up permit in appeal

 

Last updated 2/28/2010 at Noon



Coming off of a record year of zinc production, Red Dog partners Teck Resources Ltd. and NANA Regional Corp. are facing the possibility that operations at the zinc-lead mine will be shut down in October.

Nearing the end of 20 years of production at the mine's main pit, Teck said it would need access to the neighboring Aqqaluk pit by May in order to continue uninterrupted operations at Red Dog....



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