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Red Dog Mine - Historic Reports

Database Name: Red Dog Mine

Status: Active

Location: North of Kotzebue

Latitude: See database entries

Longitude: See database entries

See information on dust issues on DEC's Air Quality Program web pages on Red Dog

DEC Contaminated Sites contact: Robert Weimer, Project Manager - 907-269-7525

Contacts updated: January 2015

Summary updated: January 2015

2008 Reports


  • August 26, 2008; Teck Cominco's Draft Risk Management Plan, for management of fugitive dust issues (PDF 2.1M)

    • Public notice (PDF20K)

    • Teck Cominco's letter to stakeholders about Draft Risk Management Plan, August 26, 2008 (PDF 101K)


2007 Reports


  • December 19, 2007, DEC's Approval Letter for the Final Risk Assessment. (PDF 17K)

  • November 2007: Final Risk Assessment, "DMTS Fugitive Dust Risk Assessment" prepared by Exponent for Teck Cominco, submitted to DEC for review and approval. Copies of the risk assessment report are also available for review at the DEC Anchorage office at 555 Cordova Street in Anchorage. Please contact Robert Weimer at 907-269-7525 or robert.weimer@alaska.gov to schedule an appointment.

    Fact sheet (PDF 1.9MB) Executive Summary (pdf file 1.8 M)

     

    1. Risk Assessment Volume I, main body, including Executive Summary, all sections (pdf file 1.7 MB)

    2. Figures(pdf file 12.5 MB)

    3. Tables (pdf file 505K)

    4. Photographs (pdf file 59 MB)

    5. Front of Volume II - Appendices, cover and table of contents (pdf file 98 K)

    6. Appendix A, summary of Phase I Sampling Program (pdf file 852 KB)

    7. Appendix B, Data Quality Review for Phase I Sampling Program (pdf file 34 K)

    8. Appendix C, Inorganic Chemical Data (pdf file 455 K)
    9. Appendix D, Organic Chemical Data (pdf file 41 K)

    10. Appendix E, Summary of Phase II Sampling Program for the DMTS Fugitive Dust Risk
      Assessment (pdf file 5.5 MB)

    11. Appendix F, Data Quality Review for the Phase II Sampling Program for the DMTS Fugitive
      Dust Risk Assessment (pdf file 104 K)

    12. Appendix G, Additional Data Used in the Risk Assessment (pdf file 308 K)

    13. Appendix H, Subsistence Foods Data Evaluations (pdf file 1.8 MB)

    14. Appendix I, Vegetation Community Surveys (pdf file 172 K)

    15. Appendix J, Photographs of Typical Biota Samples (pdf file 818 K)

    16. Appendix K, Food Web Model Tables (pdf file 759 K)

    17. Appendix L, Chronology of Dust Control Improvements to the DMTS Road and Port Operations (pdf file 28 K)


    Responses to Comments

    1. DEC comments on the draft human health risk assessment (pdf file 862 K)

    2. DEC comments on the draft ecological risk assessment (pdf file 5.3 M)

    3. National Park Service comments (pdf file 1.2 M)

    4. U.S. Geological Survey comments (pdf file 996K)

    5. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency comments (pdf file 522K)

    6. NANA comments by Travis/Peterson Environmental Consulting (pdf file 26K)

    7. Center for Science in Public Participation comments (pdf file 680 K)

    8. Daniel Peplow comments (pdf file 88K)

    9. Alaska Community Action on Toxics comments(pdf file 407K)

    10. Comments received at public meetings held April 19-25, 2005 (pdf file 359K)

2005 Reports


  • 2005 Marine Sediment Field Sampling Plan, approved by DEC 9/20/05 (pdf file, 161 K) Prepared by Exponent for Teck Cominco and submitted to DEC on September 14, 2005. DEC's approval letter is included as the first two pages of the file.


Comments on the Draft DMTS Fugitive Dust Risk Assessment Prepared by Exponent for Teck Cominco Alaska Incorporated (April 2005)

 

  • DEC's September 8, 2005 Comments on the Draft Risk Assessment:

    • DEC's cover letter to convey comments to Teck Cominco (pdf file, 62 K)

    • DEC's comments on the Human Health portion of the draft Risk Assessment (pdf file,48 K)

    • DEC's comments on the Ecological portion of the draft Risk Assessment (pdf 48 K)

  • DEC's September 8, 2005 comments and recommendations to Teck Cominco on how to address public comments made on the Draft DMTS Fugitive Dust Risk Assessment

    • United States Geological Survey (USGS) comments, 8 July 2005 (pdf file, 135 K)

    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency comments, July 7, 2005 (pdf file, 52 K)

    • National Park Service comments, July 11, 2005 (pdf file, 155 K)

    • Alaska Community Action on Toxics' comments, 11 July, 2005 (pdf file, 38 K)

    • Center for Science in Public Participation comments, July 11, 2005 (pdf file, 155 K)

    • Daniel Peplow comments, July 8, 2005 (pdf file, 33 K)

    • Travis Peterson Environmental Consulting (pdf file, 22 K)

    • Compiled comments from public meetings in Kivalina, Noatak, Kotzebue and Anchorage, April 19-25, 2005 (pdf file, 58 K)

 

  • Draft Risk Assessment, "DMTS Fugitive Dust Risk Assessment" prepared by Exponent for Teck Cominco, submitted to ADEC for review approval. Public comment on this risk assessment is being accepted. In response to requests for more review time, DEC has extended the public comment period an additional 45 days, making the review period April 12, 2005 through 5 PM, July 11, 2005. Copies of the risk assessment report are available for review at the DEC Anchorage office. Please contact Robert Weimer at 907-269-7525 or robert.weimer@alaska.gov, at DEC to schedule a time to review the document. In Kivalina and Noatak, please contact your village IRA council to view a copy of the document. Please also contact Mr. Sundet if you have problems with accessing or reviewing the draft report files below.

    1. Risk assessment main body, including Executive Summary, all sections (pdf file 1.37 MB)

      • Just the Executive Summary, cover and Table of Contents (pdf file 666 K)

    2. Figures (pdf file 1.5 MB)

    3. Tables (pdf file 528K) NOTE: this table was revised 6/7/05.

    4. Photographs (pdf file 39 MB)

    5. Front of Volume II - Appendices, cover and table of contents (pdf file 715 K)

    6. Appendix A, summary of Phase I Sampling Program (pdf file 2.6 MB)

    7. Appendix B, Data Quality Review for Phase I Sampling Program (pdf file 62 K)

    8. Appendix C, Inorganic Chemical Data Used in Contaminants of Potential Concern Screening, and Appendix D Organic Chemical Data (pdf file 1.37 MB)

    9. Appendix E, Summary of Phase II Sampling Program for the DMTS Fugitive Dust Risk
      Assessment (pdf file 8.45 MB)

    10. Appendix F, Data Quality Review for the Phase II Sampling Program for the DMTS Fugitive
      Dust Risk Assessment (pdf file 525 K)

    11. Appendix G, Additional Data Used in the Risk Assessment (pdf file 444 K)

    12. Appendix H, Subsistence Foods Data Evaluations (pdf file 1.88 MB)

    13. Appendix I, Vegetation Community Surveys (pdf file 967 K)

    14. Appendix J, Photographs of Typical Biota Samples (pdf file 832 K)

    15. Appendix K, Food Web Model Tables (pdf file 619 K

    16.  

      Notes on public comment received at meetings held in May and June, 2005. The responses to the questions and comments raised are by Teck Cominco and their consultant Exponent as well as by several DEC staff, and are to be viewed solely as comments by those parties.

       


2004 Reports


 

2003 Reports



2002 Reports



2001 Reports



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