YESAB rejects proposed placer mine

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The Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) has recommended the government reject a proposed placer mine near Judas Creek, south of Whitehorse, citing “significant adverse cumulative effects to the Carcross Caribou Herd”.

The 45 claims overlap four tributaries of Judas Creek, 4.5 kilometres north of Jake’s Corner on the Alaska Highway, and about 80 kilometres southeast of Whitehorse.

The Yukon government has the final say whether to reject or accept the project.