Wild Border Watersheds

New report questions KSM mine’s safety, economics (KFSK)

A new report from two environmental groups claims a proposed gold and copper mine northeast of Ketchikan is too risky to build.

It says British Columbia’s Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell project threatens the safety of Alaska and B.C. salmon.

“The most significant risk associated with what KSM is proposing is the unprecedented volume of water that the mine is planning to manage and treat,” says Bonnie Gestring, of the Montana office of Earthworks, a conservation organization focused on mines.

She says it will handle more than 20 billion gallons a year, nearly eight times the volume of the next-largest open pit mine in North America.

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