JUNEAU - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it has reached a settlement with the operator of a gold mine near Juneau over alleged discharge and reporting violations.Coeur Mining, which controls the Kensington Mine through Coeur Alaska, in a statement Tuesday said it had been cooperative in working with the EPA to resolve citations it characterized as related to "mostly old and technical compliance matters" and contended the EPA had painted the mine in an "inaccurate light."Terms of the agreements call for Coeur Alaska to pay $534,500 for alleged discharge violations and a reporting failure associated with the mine. The agreements contain language stating Coeur Alaska neither confirms nor denies the claims outlined.Chicago-based Coeur Mining...
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EPA reaches settlement with Coeur Alaska over Southeast mining violations