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Corps Issues Permit Modification for Kensington Mine

ANCHORAGE - Following required regulatory processes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, issued a modification today to a permit issued in 2005 to Coeur Alaska, Inc.

The modification extends the time limit for completion of the authorized work to July 31, 2014. It also updates the project plans and tables to accurately reflect wetland mapping updates and corrections, minor variations from construction activities authorized under the initial permit, subsequent modifications and other on-site construction requirements.

The district reviewed more than 8,500 comments received during the public comment period and considered all of them in authorizing the modification.

The permit, as modified in 2005, included an authorization for Coeur Alaska to construct a mine tailings storage facility in Lower Slate Lake at the Kensington gold mine in Southeast Alaska.

For details about the modification, go to the Alaska District's Regulatory Web site at http://www.poa.usace.army.mil/reg.

August 14, 2009

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