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Pebble Mine Controversy In Men's Journal

March 11, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“A pair of earthen dams (one, the world’s largest at four miles long) will hold back 10 square miles of chemical waste. If this toxic lagoon ever leaks — ever — it will poison not only nearby streams and rivers but also the key spawning grounds for the largest sustainable salmon fishery on Earth, 200 miles downstream in Bristol Bay.” In Men’s Journal, writer Daniel Duane takes a closer look at the ongoing fight over whether Northern Dynasty should be allowed to build a massive gold, copper, and molybdenum mining operation in the Alaskan wilderness.