Greens Creek Mine Tailings Expansion Project

The Tongass National Forest has issued a decison to allow a limited expansion of Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company's (GCM) tailings facility in Admiralty National Monument (ANM).

Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole selected a modified Alternative D from the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), with those modifications described in the Record of Decision (ROD). The primary modification is not to authorize construction of a second tailings disposal facility in the Fowler Creek watershed as described in Alternative C and D of the Final EIS. 

For more information, please contact Forrest Cole, Tongass National Forest Supervisor, at (907) 228-6281 or; or Chad VanOrmer, Admiralty Island National Monument District Ranger, at (907) 789-6202 or

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