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YCS promotes and enhances awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


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Mount Nansen

Mount Nansen photo

Mount Nansen is an abandoned gold and silver mine west of Carmacks in the south-central Yukon. The Yukon Supreme Court has approved a clean-up program for this site, as reported by CBC North on May 17th, 2016. Part of the Yukon Supreme Court ruling lists the Mount Nansen Cleanup and Remediation Project Milestones. Email for a copy.


Mt Nansen has been a source of concern for many years. Here's an article from 2007 that outlines the environmental concerns back then - Mining watchdogs cheer Yukon court decision on BYG. The Yukon Supreme Court has published written reasons (on Jan 16, 2017) behind an order approving the process by which the Government will solicit proposals from qualified parties for remediation of the the Mount Nansen mining property.

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