Alaska Mine Operators to Pay $883,628 to Resolve Environmental Violations
According to the court documents, in 2006, Alaska Gold, an Alaskan corporation and its parent company, NovaGold, a Canadian corporation, applied for and received a permit for the construction of a mine near
“Today’s settlement shows that the government will hold accountable any company that does not fully comply with stormwater requirements,” said
“Whether it’s in a far corner of Alaska or in a crowded urban area, stormwater rules protect our waterways from polluted runoff,” said
As of fall 2008, the mine was in compliance. EPA will be monitoring the site for future violations beginning in spring 2009.
The stipulation of settlement and judgment, lodged today in the U.S. District Court for the District of
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice