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Independent panelists to review Pebble Mine science


JUNEAU (AP) — The heated battle over the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska is shifting to science, with panels weighing in on different reports that have only added more fuel to the fight.

The Pebble Limited Partnership, the company proposing the massive gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, plans to have an independent panel of experts review its scientific data.

The effort is intended, in part, to point out any shortcomings, but it's also aimed at helping people understand what the studies are all about.

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