Superfund Site:

SALT CHUCK MINE
THORNE BAY, AK

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
Karen Keeley
(206) 553-2141

Site Location

Street Address:
4 MI SW CY, T72S R84E S17, COPPER RIVER, THORNE BAY, AK 99919

Background

The Salt Chuck Mine is an inactive former gold, silver, copper, and palladium mine on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest at the northern end of Kasaan Bay in southeast Alaska. Elevated amounts of heavy metals from mine tailings exist in the uplands and sediments in the head of the Bay. These heavy metals may affect shellfish in areas that could be harvested by the local community. At the request of the state of Alaska, EPA added the Salt Chuck Mine to the Superfund National Priorities List in March 2010. The listing makes the site eligible to ...
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