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Clean up Tulsequah Chief mine to protect salmon and their habitat

As British Columbia government continues to only very slowly move in the right direction toward getting Tulsequah Chief pollution of the Taku – sixty-six years of it and counting – ended with the closure and cleanup of the notorious mine, impatience grows, especially downstream. This Alaska commercial fishermen’s editorial in the Juneau Empire summarizes frustrations well, especially with the BC Mines Ministry initiating the permitting process for a potential new lower Taku mine while the Tulsequah Chief issue remains unresolved. That New Polaris mine proposal, we believe, faces huge obstacles, but that BC would give it any consideration at this point, before Tulsequah Chief’s long awaited remediation, seems unconscionable.

Empire My Turn June 25 2023
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