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The EPA’s decision about the prudence of developing the Pebble Mine or any other mine in the area of Bristol Bay is in–see this link. This blog (I/me) has been a consistent critic of the idea of developing the Pebble Mine.  In short, I cannot see how a mine could be developed in such an environment without unacceptable impact. (more…)

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mooi Auto retrato II[1]

She worked on the Pebble Mine exploration program a long time ago–more than twenty year ago.  Her theory, based on personal experience. is that the mine will never be. (more…)

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amr dragon

Just available at this link is the PowerPoint presentation made by Andy Robertson at last week’s conference in Lima, Peru on Mine Water Solution in Extreme Environments. As always, it is fascinating & provocative and informed by his deep understanding of the topic and his international experience looking at mines & tailings dams worldwide.  (more…)

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The report by the peer review group brought together to review  the EPA report on Bristol Bay and the potential impacts thereon from the Pebble Mine (or other mines that may be developed in the area) is out.  (more…)

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A young man, whom I know & like, is addicted to computer games.  Nothing unusual in that—my grandsons are alike in loving flashing screens, random characters, and shooting with glee at innocent victims wandering across the screen.  (more…)

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The debate–or is it a battle—over the Pebble Mine is becoming so intense that real wounds are being inflicted.  Reviewers are resigning and being fired.  The Pebble partnership is pressuring Jeremy Haile and his fellows at Knight Piesold into publishing tomes on past tailings failures.  Politicians demand full reports on secret deliberations.  And the EPA experts are, no doubt, still polishing the prose of their findings.  Leaving bloggers to blog. (more…)

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MineWeb reports that workers have left the copper mine in Afghanistan being developed by the Chinese because of fears of Taliban attacks.  It appears that the Taliban has target the mine, stating that they do not believe the people will benefit from the mine and that profits will be siphoned off by the Afgan elite and the Chinese. (more…)

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Each year, each mining company produces an Annual Report.  Ignore the color pictures of locals, women geologists, heart-rending schools & hospitals built with mining profits, and go instead to the sections headed RISKS. (more…)

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The myth that modern tailings dams are immune to malfunction and failure is evidenced by a series of new reports on the Philex tailings dam.  Here are links and extracts from two of the reports on this facility: (more…)

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More “expert” comments from the EPA Bristol Bay Peer Reviewers as culled from recent news reports.  None are particularly insightful or grammatical.  One even uses near-profanity: hogwash.  Now that is a nice term, more common in Iowa than Alaska.  Certainly, it is more acceptable in polite circles than the equivalent from Montana or other beef-producing places.  Or even from urban areas plagued by increasing populations and decreasing funds to deal with the ultimate human wastes.  (more…)

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