by The Associated Press
Sunday, April 11, 2010
JUNEAU, Alaska -- A memo indicates there is a buyer for the Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia.
The old mine is leaking polluted water into the Taku River watershed -- a prized salmon habitat. Now, a memo distributed by the BC Environmental Assessment Office indicates there is a buyer.
Former mine owner Redfern Corp. went bankrupt in March of 2009, after its plans to build an experimental hoverbarge to cart ore down the Taku River met resistance from Juneau's commercial fishermen and other river users.
Chris Zimmer with Rivers Without Borders says the new owner might intend to start barging materials to the mine this year.