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Mines minister Bill Bennett to meet Alaska fishermen, natives

Bill Bennett met with mining representatives in Alaska last November, four months after a tailings dam burst and spilled 24 million cubic metres of waste into area waterways, including salmon-bearing rivers. However, Alaskans living downstream from northwestern B.C. mines said Bennett ignored their worries about the flowing their way in the event of another catastrophe. A year after the August 2014 spill, Bennett said he’s taking the lead from state officials who have arranged dozens of meetings with conservation groups and tribal associations. Read the rest here 09:32