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Inactive Northern BC mine set to close for good amidst decades of environmental concerns
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Inactive Northern BC mine set to close for good amidst decades of environmental concerns

After years of inactivity and environmental concerns, the province is finally taking action to close a northern BC mine for good.

Located near Atlin, the Tulsequah Chief Mine has been out of commission since 1957 but continues to spew acid in to the Taku River today.

Multiple efforts to reactivate the mine over the past two decades have been met with failure, largely due to the massive amount of pollutants created by the mine.

Now, the department of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources has put out a request for proposals on a remediation and closure plan for the site.

According to experts, the mine is no longer financially viable, and a permanent closure is the best course of action to protect the environment.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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