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February 6, 2013

Final report due on Bristol Bay mining

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue a final report this year on the impacts of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region. That's according to regional director Dennis McLerran.

EPA last year released a draft watershed assessment, which underwent peer review. Some panelists raised concerns about things like missing data and incomplete information. EPA announced in November that it would address the concerns raised by the panel, first with a revised draft.

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