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Yukon judge fines Keno Hill mine company $100K over environmental risks – Rcinet

May 30, 2024

Lawyers representing Alexco Keno Hill Mining Corp. entered guilty pleas

A Yukon judge has slapped a mining conglomerate with a $100,000 fine because of problems that put the environment at risk.

In a Whitehorse courtroom on Wednesday, Alexco Keno Hill Mining Corp., which operates a silver mine in central Yukon, pleaded guilty to failing to store hazardous waste properly and meet certain water quality standards.

In a brief ruling, presiding Yukon Territorial Court deputy judge Michael Block called the fine “substantial.”

Crown lawyer Sarah Bailey said the court typically sees cases involving smaller placer mining operations.

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