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November 13, 2012

More scrutiny for Pebble Mine review

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal study that reviewed the science behind large-scale mining in Bristol Bay and could affect permitting for the proposed Pebble Mine is going to get more scrutiny, officials said last week.

The Environmental Protection Agency released the peer review of its draft watershed assessment, which included some panelists' concerns, including lack of clarity in the document's objective, missing data and incomplete information.

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