A Canadian Threat to Alaskan Fishing


At least 10 underground and open-pit copper and gold mining projects in British Columbia are up and running, in advanced exploration or in review to be approved. These operations generate billions of tons of toxic mine tailings stored behind massive dams, creating an ecological hazard at the headwaters of Alaska’s major salmon rivers — the Stikine, Unuk and Taku, which straddle the border with Canada.

LINK (via The N.Y. Times)

One thought on “A Canadian Threat to Alaskan Fishing

  1. Quite a predicament British Columbia is in now, huh? I generally have nothing against this mining projects/companies. But I do hope they start becoming responsible and accountable to the environment so we wouldn’t have to leave messed up ecological system to the next generations.

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