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Community Perspective

A detailed assessment should precede any Manh Choh mine activity

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Cleary Summit residents have reacted to Kinross/Fort Knox planning and land use since fall 1992.

My neighbors pushed for a regional mining environmental assessment then, not just an impact assessment plan solely for Fort Knox, because we knew more projects would be forthcoming. However, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, local contractors and suppliers were focused on employment and revenue, not residents’ interests. Foreign corporate mega-mining prevailed.

Phillip Marshall lives in Fairbanks.

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