Canadian mine poses low risk to fish

Jan 15, 2014 -- 9:30am
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A water quality report says significant levels of copper and zinc were found downstream from the Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia, but the mine's drainage poses low risk to fish in the Tulsequah River. The Juneau Empire says the assessment released in December was conducted by a third-party at the direction of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment. The mine is located at the confluence of the Taku River about 40 miles north of Juneau. The report says the Taku River is not affected by mine discharges. Toronto-based Chieftain Metals Inc. Purchased the property after former owner Redfern Corp. went bankrupt in 2009. The mine shut down in June 2012 and the treatment plant ceased to operate.

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