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By Shane Lasley
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Teck averts shutdown of Alaska zinc mine

Considering all facets, Red Dog operator decides to begin work at Aqqaluk deposit, which will provide high-grade ore for 20 years


Last updated 5/30/2010 at Noon

The looming shutdown of mining at Red Dog has, for the time being, been averted. After lengthy discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a comprehensive review of its operating plans for the zinc-lead mine, Teck Resources Ltd. has decided to begin preparing the Aqqaluk zinc-lead-silver deposit for mining scheduled to begin late this year.

"Our discussions with EPA have been...

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