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Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

 


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying the area.

The goal of Ucore's team is to answer questions from investors and government officials, including concerns about the mine's environmental impact in light of the collapse of a dam holding toxic mining waste in British Columbia this past month. The breach at the Mt. Polley Mine spilled millions of gallons of waste into pristine forest and waters.

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