Pebble project submits wetlands impact reduction plan

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - The Pebble Partnership has submitted a draft plan for reducing the open-pit mine project's impact on wetlands and salmon-bearing streams in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

    The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported the mitigation plan published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes cleaning beach debris, improving fish passage in compromised waters and upgrading water treatment systems in area villages.

    Pebble expects to disrupt about 5 square miles of wetlands and water bodies.

    The plan indicates Pebble's first mitigation initiative is upgrading water treatment facilities in the villages of Newhalen, Nondalton, and Kokhanok.

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