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Juneau: Taku River task force begins fact finding mission

Aerial view of the Taku River
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Posted: January 6, 2012 - 12:09am


The eight-member Taku River Fact-Finding Task Force kicked off its year-long mission to provide facts on the river to Alaska’s decision makers Thursday night.

Juneau’s legislative delegation formed the task force when Cheiftain Metals, owner of the Tulsequah Chief Project, started barging on the river a year ago.

Chieftain built a $5 million water treatment facility to treat run-off water from the out-of-service mine.

State Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said at the time, “it’s important to bring both sides of the issue together.”

At Thursday’s meeting, Egan and state Reps. Beth Kerttula and Cathy Muñoz wished the task force well and...