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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Report backs bid to smash Pebble

EPA assessment claims large-scale mining could harm Bristol Bay fishery; Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska: 'Pebble is not worth the risk'


Last updated 1/26/2014 at Noon

The final rendition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Bristol Bay Assessment does not opine on whether large-scale mining should be allowed in the Bristol Bay watershed; the report does, however, provide "an important tactical resource" for those opposed to developing the world-class copper-gold-molybdenum deposit at Pebble.

"The assessment is a technical resource for governments,...

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