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Alaskan Concerns About Tulsequah Chief Raised In Ottawa

Will Patric : Feb 9.2018

Alaska is stepping up pressure on British Columbia¬†and Canada to end the Tulsequah Chief acid mine drainage into the Taku watershed and clean up the old abandoned mine mess. Our message has long been that sixty years of this is enough, and we are encouraged to see the highest levels of Alaska government now echoing that theme. It’s also good to see Canadian media picking up on this concern, as per the CBC coverage linked here.

As we’ve been saying, since Chieftain’s bankruptcy some favorable incentives are now aligned for positive action on the Tulsequah Chief issue. Perhaps most important, BC government is no longer tying cleanup of the old mining pollution problem with developing a new mine in its place.

Rivers Without Borders is doing all it can to spotlight this issue toward a positive resolution. The future of the Taku watershed depends on it.

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