From Exploration to Closure of a Large-Scale Mine: Environmental and health impacts of the proposed Donlin Gold Mine on the watershed, communities and people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region
4:00 pm US Eastern Time
Slides & Resources
Challenging the Donlin Gold Mine – Earth Justice – https://earthjustice.org/cases/2021/challenging-the-donlin-mine and https://earthjustice.org/features/donlin-gold-mine-alaska-native-tribes-yukon-kuskokwim
The Impact of Mining in the Kuskokwim – a webinar series organized by the Native Village of Georgetown. Episode 1 will be with Earthjustice on December 8, 2021, followed by speakers from Orutsararmuit Native Council on January 12, and lastly speakers from Donlin Gold on January 26 – More information and registration can be found at https://www.georgetowntcenvr.com/miningwebinar
Donlin Gold Project Final Environmental Impact Statement – Army Corp of Engineers – https://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/mining/large-mines/donlin/pdf/dgfeis.pdf – Map of mine site showing elements during construction, operations, and closure on page 2-154 (Figure 2.3-39)
Donlin Gold Project – Ground Truth Trekking report with background information (last updated in 2015) – http://www.groundtruthtrekking.org/Issues/MetalsMining/Donlin-Creek-gold-mine-prospect.html
David M. Chambers, Ph.D., P. Geop. is the founder and president of the Center for Science in Public Participation, a non-profit corporation formed to provide technical assistance on mining and water quality to public interest groups and tribal governments. Dr. Chambers has 45 years of experience in mineral exploration and development – 15 years of technical and management experience in the mineral exploration industry, and for the past 30 years he has served as an advisor on the environmental effects of mining projects both nationally and internationally. He has Professional Engineering Degree in physics from the Colorado School of Mines, a Master of Science Degree in geophysics from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a registered professional geophysicist in California (# GP 972). Dr. Chambers received his Ph.D. in environmental planning at Berkeley. His recent research focuses on tailings dam failures, and the intersection of science and technology with public policy and natural resource management; financial assurance for mine closure and post-closure; and, the water impacts of mining.