The Taku River Tlingit First Nation has filed suit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia to stop the Tulsequah Chief Mine. For years, the old mine at the headwaters of Southeast Alaska’s most prolific salmon stream has been an issue for Native groups, commercial fishermen and others on both sides of the border. Now…
Botelho has joined the growing sentiment on the Alaska side of the salmon-rich river that mine owner Chieftain Metals will not be able to remedy the 60-year-old problem of Acid Rock Drainage.
A water treatment plant at the Tulsequah Chief Mine project in British Columbia has been shut down.
Mine owners Chieftain Metals shut off the plant on June 22nd. The company says it cannot continue spending money on water treatment without any mine income.
The company building the mine at the headwaters of the transboundary Taku River says barging up the river will cease next fall.