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Environmental sustainability isn’t just a business strategy. It’s a fundamental component of who we are. NOVAGOLD supports a project development plan that considers full life-of-mine risks and opportunities from exploration through to development, construction, operations, and, finally, closure and reclamation. Through collaboration with local communities and Alaska Native and Tahltan Nation partners, as well as extensive environmental studies, NOVAGOLD is able to maintain a holistic view of the project’s life cycle – and to incorporate industry-leading innovations to minimize and mitigate risk.
Crooked Creek is the closest village to Donlin Gold and has a long history of involvement in project activities. Many of the project’s earliest and longest-term employees are residents of the community.

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