Mine submits new Taku barging proposal

Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008

JUNEAU - The Tulsequah Chief mine operators submitted new information Wednesday to the state on their plan to operate on the Taku River in the winter.

Redfern Resources Ltd. is planning to tow or push an air-cushion barge across the Taku's ice with amphibious vehicles.

The submission restarts a permit process that has been on hold since February.

Alaska permitters at the departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Game now have three weeks to decide whether Redfern's packet is complete. The clock stops if they ask for more information.

The company needs no permits to run the barge in the summer and has done so for the last two years.

Redfern is owned by Redcorp Ventures Ltd., based in Vancouver. The Tulsequah Chief mine is on the Tulsequah River in British Columbia, 40 miles northeast of Juneau.

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