To help reduce barge traffic on the Kuskokwim River and the amount of diesel fuel required, Donlin Gold is proposing to build a buried, natural-gas pipeline to supply on-site power generation. Personnel and some supplies would be transported by air to the mine. A longer airstrip would be constructed several miles away from the site.
Donlin Gold would be required to have an Oil Discharge and Prevention Contingency Plan (ODPCP). The plan would include staged response equipment and trained response crews.