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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 10:02 PM

Kensington Mine owners settle with Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Coeur Alaska, the company that owns the Kensington Mine northwest of Juneau, over violations at that facility.

Coeur Alaska will pay just over $1 million for three separate violations and a fine for discharge violations that took place at the Kensignton gold mine.

“Coeur Alaska’s Kensington mine generates and manages large volumes of both wastewater and stormwater containing pollutants that can degrade water quality and seriously harm aquatic life,” said Ed Kowalski, EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division director in Seattle, in a press release.

“By looking at the entire facility during the multimedia inspection, we had a clearer picture of day-to-day operations. Coeur Alaska can and must do better in order to comply with our fundamental laws that protect people and the environment,” Kowalski added in the release.

Read more: https://www.juneauempire.com/news/kensington-mine-owners-settle-with-epa/

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