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4144 news items

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Smithsonian
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700

And each of those old mines has the potential to seriously pollute the environment, if not handled properly. A report issued Wednesday indicates that the EPA "lacked crucial information, including a reliable estimate of the volume of water inside the ...

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:19:30 -0700

In Montana, for example, roughly 150 old mines are leaking toxic water or have left highly contaminated tailings, or leftover waste, according to state data. “Every single cleanup is a difficult project,” said Tom Henderson, a mining reclamation ...
 
Bloomberg
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 06:30:00 -0700

Closing South Africa's owner-less and derelict mines and draining polluted water from the operations could cost almost 60 billion rand ($6.6 billion), government departments said. The cost to close and make the mines safe was estimated at 45.1 billion ...

RT

RT
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:28:32 -0700

Colorado is scrambling to address 230 abandoned mines, which leak enough heavy metals to rival the Gold King disaster every two days. Tens of thousands of old mines dot public lands in the western US, and 80 percent are in need of remediation.

New York Times

New York Times
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:05:06 -0700

SILVERTON, Colo. — When the mine here opened in the early 1890s amid a frenzy of frontier gold exploration, its founders gave it a lofty name: the Gold King, reflecting their great hopes for finding riches in its depths. Over the next decade, the Gold ...

Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:54:13 -0700

Enlarge Image Request to buy this photo Dispatch file photo Rebecca Black, a water-quality specialist from the Monday Creek Restoration Project, tests water from an old mine on Feb. 15, 2006, in Murray City, Ohio. State data say 1,300 miles of streams ...

Deseret News

The Spokesman Review
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:56:15 -0700

DENVER – Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction and stoking alarm about contamination of ...

Discovery News

Discovery News
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:03:45 -0700

In Colorado alone, state Department of Public Health and Environment officials told the Denver Post that 230 old mines have contaminated 1,645 miles of rivers and streams. And the problem could get worse. EPA estimated that the 161,000 sites had at ...
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