Among information presented at the BBNC board’s Land Committee meeting in early December was an update on Pebble activities. Main points included project cost updates and workforce statistics:
- In 2009, of the 468 total employees working on the Pebble Project, 26 percent were Bristol Bay locals. Employment figures for 2010 will not be available until later this year.
- In 2009, the Pebble Partnership spent just under $70 million on project development activities, such as environmental baseline studies and exploration.
- In 2010, the Partnership spent approximately $70 million, which included drilling 48 new exploration holes, bringing the total number drilled to 557 for the entire project.
The above figures were provided by Pebble Limited Partnership in 2010.