By Clarise Larson
Juneau Empire 

Abandoned mine upriver of the Taku may be closer to cleanup


August 31, 2022

British Columbia may be able to move ahead with cleanup of the abandoned Tulsequah Chief mine just a few miles from the Taku River that flows into Alaska waters.

Cleanup of the property just under 20 miles from the Canada-U.S. border, about 40 miles from Juneau, has been held up while the mine’s bankrupt owner, Chieftain Metals, of Ontario, was in receivership proceedings in court.

This month’s end of the receivership wipes away any legal holdups that have prevented the provincial government from taking action. The only statement made by the province as of Aug. 18 was its acknowledgment of the...

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