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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Red Dog's fate in question after ruling

EPA decides to revert to 1998 standards on wastewater permits until DEC completes new rules; Teck worries move will spawn lawsuits

 

Last updated 3/28/2010 at Noon



Red Dog Mine operator Teck Resources is seeking answers after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made an unexpected decision regarding the appealed conditions of the wastewater permits needed to begin mining the Aqqaluk deposit.

Instead of suspending the five permit conditions under dispute - which are the discharge limits for zinc, lead, selenium, cyanide and total dissolved solids - th...



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