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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Judge opines on Donlin water certificate

Recommendation sent to Alaska DEC for final determination North of 60 Mining News – April 23, 2021


Last updated 5/6/2021 at 3:57pm

Donlin Gold Mine Earthjustice certificate of reasonable assurances DEC denied

Donlin Gold LLC

Donlin Gold is expected to provide thousands of jobs, provide royalty payments to Calista, and pay millions of dollars in taxes to the state of Alaska over a planned 27-year mine life.

Administrative Law Judge Kent Sullivan from the Alaska Office of Administrative Hearings has proposed that there is no "reasonable assurance" that the Donlin Gold Mine in western Alaska will comply with Alaska's water quality standards.

As part of the larger permitting process, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Water issued a certificate concluding that there is...

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