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By Dan Rudy 

Mining concerns continue in 2016


Water quality concerns due to mining activity remains an issue for Southeast Alaskan communities, and recent moves have been taken by the state to address them.

Last month the State of Alaska submitted a second draft for a statement of cooperation to British Columbia counterparts as part of the two governments’ ongoing talks on transboundary water issues.

Submitted on Jan. 21, the pending agreement would be legally non-binding, but emphasizes the state and Canadian province’s commitment to maintaining water quality.

The initial draft’s release coincided with the signature of a memoran...

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