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2008-09-08 15:00:33

Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX: AXR)(AMEX: AXU) ("Alexco") is pleased to announce the successful completion by Alexco Resource U.S. Corp. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexco) of an emergency pit lake treatment environmental services contract at the Barite Hill gold mine that was abandoned in the 1990s near McCormick, South Carolina. The pit lake contained about 60 million gallons of surface water and additionally impacted saturated waste rock fill areas, all of which contained highly...

2005-09-23 07:30:00

BUTTE, Montana -- Long before Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans with what officials describe as a dangerous toxic soup, Montana's mining capital struggled to deal with a massive watery hazard. Even as bad as the sewage and chemical infested water around New Orleans may be, the Berkeley Pit, a toxic lake filling a 1-1/2 by 1 mile open pit mine in Butte (pop. 34,000) may pose an even greater long-term ecological risk. The site, which includes land near the lake, is the largest...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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