We've gotten a glimpse at Pebble's phase one mining plan and, surprise to no one, it will NOT protect the wild salmon and fishing opportunity in the region.
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Pebble's application shows plans to...
Mine a 1-mile-wide and quarter-mile deep pit;
Destroy over 3,000 acres of wetlands and more than 21 miles of salmon streams at the mine site located in the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s world-class salmon run (plus destroy at least an additional 1,000 acres of wetlands and impact hundreds of streams from the road and pipeline);
Construct a massive tailings storage facility, treatment ponds, and associated dams and embankments blocking and inundating salmon streams;
Construct a private two-lane 83-mile-long road with more than 200 stream crossings and 8 large bridges;
Develop an ice-breaker barge system across Lake Iliamna with two lakeside terminals;
Develop a private and large Port facility on Cook Inlet near salmon streams and extending more than 4 miles into the inlet waters and known habitat for sea otters, beluga whales, humpback whales, and seals;
Build and operate a 230-megawatt power plant (with two additional 2mw plants at the port) approximately 15 miles upwind from Lake Clark National Park;
Lay a 188-mile-long natural gas pipeline over land and under the Cook Inlet and Iliamna Lake;
At closure, backhaul the 1.1 billion tons of tailings waste into the pit, to be monitored and maintained in perpetuity.
The mine and supporting facilities are currently proposed to run continuously for 20 years.