BLM is conducting an environmental investigation at Red Devil Mine, an abandoned cinnabar mine and mercury production facility on the Kuskokwim River. This Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) addresses the legacy impact of metals mining at the site.
The RI/FS is a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) process to determine what risks the site may pose for human health and the environment and what can be done about those risks. The project includes a fish study to evaluate mercury levels in northern pike, burbot, arctic grayling and whitefish along 118 miles of the Kuskokwim River and its tributaries.
2012 Community Engagement
Community and tribal involvement is an important part of the CERCLA process.
BLM met with the following communities in spring 2012 to discuss the Red Devil Mine investigation and fish study:
|Red Devil||Red Devil DOT building||Thurs, April 12, 1pm|
|Nunapitchuk IRA Council Office||Tues, April 17, 3pm|
|Bethel||ONC Multi-purpose Building||Tues, April 17, 7pm|
|Kwethluk||Kwethluk Community Hall||Wed, April 18, 3pm|
|Akiak||Akiak Community Center||Thurs, April 19, 1pm|
|Tuluksak||Tuluksak Council Office||Tues, May 1, 1pm|
|Lower Kalskag||Lower Kalskag Town Hall|
Wed, May 2, 10am
|(Upper) Kalskag||Kalskag Multi-purpose Building||Wed, May 2, 1pm|
|Sleetmute||Sleetmute Community Center||Wed, June 6, 1pm|
|Georgetown||Anchorage Field Office||Wed, June 27, 1pm|
BLM also hosted "What's Happening at Red Devil Mine? A Talking Circle for Interested Kuskokwim Communities" during the 2012 Alaska Forum on the Environment. Approximately 50 tribal, community, agency and corporate representatives attended the session.
View of spring 2012 community meetings.
View of spring 2011 community meetings.
How to Contact Us
- Alan Bittner, Anchorage Field Manager, 907-267-1246 or toll-free 800-478-1263
- Mike McCrum, Red Devil Mine Project Manager, 907-271-4426
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