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Canada looking for input from Yukon communities on massive environment clean up



Shirley McLean
APTN News
Community consultations are ongoing this week in the Yukon as Canada gets input on how best to clean up one of the country’s largest environmental disasters.

It’s been 20 years since the former owners abandoned the Faro zinc-lead mine site after filing for bankruptcy.

The mine operated from 1969 to 1998.

It was once the largest open pit mine of its kind in the world and is roughly the size of Victoria, B.C.

Today the site is one of the most complex remediation projects in Canada.

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