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  1. Codefendants in Southwest Alaska pollution case get community service, finesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    Two co-defendants involved in the first federal case in Alaska charging a mining company and its key operators with violations of the Clean Water Act were sentenced Friday to community work service, avoiding jail time. Unlike the chief operating officer of XS Platinum Inc. -- James Slade, who opted to take his case to trial -- Robert Pate and James Staeheli pleaded guilty to violations of the Clean Water Act in May and April 2015, respectively.

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  2. Former mine official sentenced for clean water violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A former operating officer of a western Alaska mine has been sentenced to a year in prison for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Federal prosecutors said Friday that James Slade of Calgary, Canada, is the third senior executive of the Platinum Creek Mine to be convicted in the case.

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  3. Miner gets year in prison for criminal violation of Clean Water ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A federal judge on Thursday sentenced the operator of a platinum mine that discharged pollutants into a salmon-spawning river in Southwest Alaska to a year in prison and, following that, a year of supervised release. The sentencing is part of the first federal case in Alaska charging a mining company and its key operators with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.

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  4. Nonprofit announces heating oil help for 20 Alaska villagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... involved in harvesting seafood. Its members are located along the state's western coast between Scammon Bay and Platinum. Fund officials say the organization began providing the help in 2008 and has since distributed more than $1.2 million for ...

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  5. XS Platinum manager agrees to felony charge in water act violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | APRN

    James Slade, the former XS Platinum manager convicted of violating Federal Clean Water Act regulations, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony count, according to First Assistant U.S. District Attorney Kevin Feldis. The former manager was originally charged with two misdemeanor crimes regarding the violations.

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  6. Former operator of Southwest Alaska mine admits knowingly polluting Salmon RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A plea agreement filed Friday says former XS Platinum Inc. mine operator James Slade plans to plead guilty to a felony violation of the federal Clean Water Act, avoiding a potential second trial. Slade signed the agreement, admitting he broke the law by discharging dirty water from his company's placer mine into the Salmon River in Southwest Alaska.

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  7. Alaskans, don't let Pebble leave a mess for us to clean upRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... the agencies managing our resources are carrying out what the people of Alaska want. Judging from cases like the Platinum mine where a federal biologist, not Alaska's Department of Natural Resources or Department of Environmental Conservation, ...

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  8. Mining Explorers 2015: Wellgreen Platinum Ltd.Read the original story

    Oct 31, 2015 | Petroleum News

    Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. is focused on advancing its namesake platinum group metals-copper-nickel project located near the Alaska Highway in southwestern Yukon Territory. In February, the company published the results of an updated preliminary economic assessment for the Wellgreen project that envisions a conventional open pit operation, with some selective higher grade underground mining.

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  9. Hunters can target musk oxen stranded on western Alaska ice floesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... surrounded by salt water in Game Management Unit 18 -- an area that stretches along the Bering Sea from Kotlik to Platinum and includes Nunivak Island, which is home to more musk oxen than people . Fish and Game Assistant Area Biologist Patrick ...

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  10. XS Platinum mine manager convicted of Clean Water Act violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | APRN

    Federal prosecutors accused XS Platinum Inc., its executives and on-site managers of violating the Clean Water Act when they increased efforts to recover platinum from an old mine on the edge of Kuskokwim Bay, from 2010-2011. The operation allowed dirty water in a pond to enter the Salmon River, according to prosecutors.

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  11. Mine operator guilty of misdemeanors for polluting Southwest Alaska riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Southwest Alaska mine operator from Canada was convicted of two misdemeanor violations of the federal Clean Water Act on Wednesday in Anchorage for allowing muddy water to seep into a salmon stream over the course of two mining seasons. The government charged James Slade -- a mining consultant from Calgary, Alberta, who became chief operating officer for XS Platinum Inc. in 2010 -- with six felonies.

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  12. Mining operator convicted of 2 misdemeanors for polluting Southwest Alaska riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Southwest Alaska mine operator from Canada was convicted of two misdemeanor violations of the federal Clean Water Act on Wednesday in Anchorage for allowing muddy water to seep into a salmon stream over the course of two mining seasons. The government charged James Slade -- a mining consultant from Calgary, Alberta, who became chief operating officer for XS Platinum Inc. in 2010 -- with six felonies.

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  13. Federal case against Alaska mine operator goes to juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... closing arguments. Slade, a mining consultant from Calgary, Alberta who became chief operating officer for XS Platinum Inc., was charged with six felonies including conspiracy, various violations of the Clean Water Act, and submission of a false ...

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  14. Defendant testifies in environmental crimes trial over platinum mineRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A mine operator on trial over pollution at a Southwestern Alaska platinum mine told a federal jury Friday in Anchorage he knew of muddy wastewater that turned the Salmon River dirty brown. But though he was the on-site boss and designed the mine operation, James Slade testified he never alerted regulators of the problems because, he said, that wasn't within his authority.

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  15. BLM official says he didn't turn blind eye to Southwest Alaska mine's pollutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    What's now called the Platinum Creek Mine, on the Salmon River near Kuskokwim Bay, dates back to the 1920s but most recently was run from about 2008 to 2012 by XS Platinum Inc. Long-ago operators used a big dredge to dig for platinum and left waste piles that still block the river and tributaries, according to a federal biologist. Photographed August 2011.

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  16. Trial to begin over accusations of environmental crimes at Alaska mineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A first-in-Alaska federal environmental crimes trial over a mining operation is set to begin this month in Anchorage with a single defendant. Two other managers with XS Platinum Inc. already have pleaded guilty -- one earlier this month -- which opens the possibility they might testify at the trial of Canadian James Slade.

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  17. Roasting Twinkies & Other Kid Wisdom From Camp In the Togiak RefugeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | APRN

    The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 4.7 million acres in southwestern Alaska, from the west side of Bristol Bay, near Dillingham, west to Togiak and north to the Quinhagak and Platinum region. Each year, refuge staff organizes a high school science camp, conducted via float trip, to show area students a little sliver of the refuge in their backyard.

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