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Last Beluga Whales Imperiled — Take Action to Save Bristol Bay

April 16, 2011

A DISASTER IN THE MAKING – Take Action Today!

NRDC reports:

* Global mining giants want to gouge the 2,000-foot-deep Pebble Mine out of Alaska’s Bristol Bay wilderness, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon runs and abundant wildlife like bears, wolves and whales.

* Industrialization from the mine could help push an endangered population of 340 beluga whales into extinction.

* The mine would spew some 10 billion tons of toxin-laced waste, which must be held back forever by massive earthen dams in an active
earthquake zone. Every major copper mine in the world has leaked.

* Two corporations behind the mine – Anglo American and Rio Tinto – have appalling records of environmental contamination.

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