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The Giant Mine: Will Reason Prevail?

October 25, 2013 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Northwest TerritoriesAbandoned MinesArsenic.

Guest blog by Kevin O’Reilly, Alternatives North, Yellowknife The Giant Mine operated at the edge of the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, from 1948 to 2004. As the gold-bearing ore was processed, the mine generated a toxic by-product, arsenic trioxide – a proven non-threshold carcinogen. For the first three years of operations, the arsenic trioxide • Read More »