Friday, October 05, 2012

Bristol Bay Endangered by Mining Giants


Anglo American and Rio Tinto mining corporations are determined to gouge out a huge open pit mine out of the Bristol Bay wilderness in Alaska.

The Pebble Mine is an environmental  disaster waiting to happen. Imagine a 2,000-foot deep open pit mine for gold and silver stretching two miles in this pristine area. If that is not bad enough, the mine would be situated in a known earthquake zone.


The mining giants will extract 70 million gallons of freshwater DAILY and store billions of tons of mining waste, complete with cyanide, sulfuric acid, arsenic and other toxins behind earthen dams, one larger than the Three Gorges Dam in China.


The largest sockeye salmon streams in the world run through this paradise. Millions of salmon support Native communities that have thrived here since the last ice age. Bristol Bay is home to orcas and beluga whales, bears, eagles, wild moose and caribou and one of two population of freshwater harbor seals left in the world.

Make a difference today. Visit the NRDC site and take action or donate.



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Check out prior posts on Pebble Mine on Endangered Spaces blog:

Aug 11, 2012
The following message, urging Americans to tell mining giant Anglo American to abandon its plans for digging the disastrous Pebble Mine in Alaska's wildlife Eden of Bristol Bay, was sent by http://www.SaveBioGems.org...
May 04, 2011
Planned Pebble Mine Operation. Water would constantly have to be drained away from the mine to prevent copper and acid mine pollutants from seeping into the watershed that drains into streams where salmon, by the ...

Apr 04, 2011
I thought you might want to see the following message from Robert Redford, urging people to send a message to mining giant Rio Tinto in opposition to its disastrous Pebble Mine. Dear Friend, You should care about Rio Tinto ...
Oct 22, 2010
The following message, urging Americans to tell mining giant Anglo American to abandon its plans for digging the disastrous Pebble Mine in Alaska's wildlife Eden of Bristol Bay, was sent by http://www.SaveBioGems.org ...




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