FRONTLINE: Alaska Gold: A War of Resources: The Fish or the Mine? DVD

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Item #: WB3542
The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It's also home to enormous mineral deposits - copper, gold, molybdenum - estimated to be worth over $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America's largest open-pit mines, ... More
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The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It's also home to enormous mineral deposits - copper, gold, molybdenum - estimated to be worth over $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America's largest open-pit mines, the "Pebble Mine," at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.

FRONTLINE travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies who are pushing for Pebble, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.
 

Producer: WGBH
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2012
Narrator: Will Lyman
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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B. M.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Frontline: Alaska Gold: A War of
Review by B. M. on 07/17/20 review stating Frontline: Alaska Gold: A War of
Mans greed should not be the forerunner to earths gifts. Yes, fish are a resource too and we are mining them also, but with far less detriment to the environment. In fact, they can re-produce themselves; the minerals cannot do so in the same geographical area.
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Betts N.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Must See
Review by Betts N. on 07/17/20 review stating A Must See
This program brought tears to my eyes. How can you put a price on beauty created so perfectly and sustained by the sheer fact that native americans have kept it pristine and honorable and teeming with life? PIT (literally) that against a mine that will be so deep and so huge it will require at least two holding tanks of sludge residue which becomes sulfuric acid and must be maintained for -- ETERNITY -- lest it pollute the waters surrounding the mine. Waters that give birth to the largest wild salmon run in the world and that provides life for bears, birds, and humans. This mine will tap out of minerals in 100 years, leave the largest man-made gash in our environment and acid which must be monitored until the end of time. Viewers can do the math!


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