User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Sep 19 2016 19:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hazards of American Fork Canyon's mining scars draw scrutiny as Snowbird ski resort moves to expand 19.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hundreds of miners toiled in Mary Ellen Gulch a century ago, turning mountaintops inside out at the headwaters of American Fork Canyon in search of ore bearing precious metals. Many tons of rock had to be dug and milled to yield a single ounce of gold or silver. Compounds bearing other metals were left behind in big piles that spill below dozens of mine openings here. At the former entrance to Live Yankee Mine, buried to keep out the curious, a stream is discharging 50 or so gallons a minute int... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Barrick shuts down mine in Argentina after spill 16.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Buenos Aires, Argentina • Barrick Gold Corp. said on Thursday that it is temporarily suspending operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina due to a new spill. Argentine authorities fined Barrick $9.3 million earlier this year after a 2015 cyanide spill at the mine in the western province of San Juan. The world’s largest gold mining company said Thursday that the new spill took place on Sept. 8 when a pipe that carried process solution containing cyanide was damaged by a large block of ice that...
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Obama creates first marine national monument in Atlantic 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Barack Obama on Thursday established the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move that’s designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England. The White House said the designation will lead to a ban on commercial fishing, mining and drilling, though a seven-year exception will occur for the lobster and red crab industries. Also, recreational fishing will be allowed within the monument. Thur... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dana Milbank: Donald Trump's war with the U.S. military 11.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON • Donald Trump, who had five draft deferments, never had to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. But he had a different sort of war record, as he told radio host Howard Stern years ago: He slept with many women without getting STDs. “It is my personal Vietnam,” he said. “I feel like a great and very brave soldier.” What’s more, Trump added: “This is better than Vietnam. It’s more fun.” Said Stern: “Every vagina is a land mine. Haven’t we both said that in private?” Trump concurred: “I thi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Encouraging news from the EPA on Gold King Mine 10.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
New technologies may help clean up the Gold King Mine spill now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally declared the area a Superfund site.
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Wilderness Wanderings: Mining clues remain in Zirkel Wilderness 6.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
How observant are you while hiking your favorite trails? You see wildflowers, far off peaks, reflections in the lake and maybe even wildlife. • Respect the remains of the Slavonia and Gilpin mines, as well as the cabins and foundation. Removing or damaging historical remains is not only illegal, but doing so prevents others from viewing and learning about the area’s past. • It’s now hunting season in the Zirkel Wilderness and other areas in our national forest and public lands. Be sure to wear bright colors or hunting vests while hiking during the upcoming weeks. Asked differently, what might have gone unseen? You again answer wildlife — bears, deer or elk. But if you’ve hiked in Mount Zirkel Wilderness, have you seen a rusted water pipe running across a trail, cabins, mines or a hydropower plant? “Wow!” you say, before catching yourself with a “Whoa, isn’t that supposed to be illegal in a Wilderness Area?” Well, not exactly. Yes, the Wilderness Act of 1964 protects areas of federal land “without ...
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EPA stabilizes Gold King, faces rising Colorado desire for fish-friendly clean water 4.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The action this summer in the mine-scarred mountains above Silverton is raising expectations that, whatever final fix may be made at the Gold King, it will build momentum for dealing with toxic mines elsewhere.
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Legal protection for Good Samaritans who want to clean up mines 1.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
When a volunteer group wants to clean up polluted, abandoned mine lands, they are rewarded with hefty fines and frivolous litigation initiated by environmental special interest groups.
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6 Utah County mine openings to be closed with federal funds 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Provo • The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is working to use federal funds to close six abandoned mine openings in Utah County. The Daily Herald reports that the openings, located in Rock Canyon, Spanish Fork Canyon and Slate Canyon, are considered to pose a danger to people. The project is estimated to cost between $20,000 and $25,000 and funding will come from the Office of Federal Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. The division must contact the ...
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Newmont Mining inks deal to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada 31.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Newmont Mining Corp. officials signed an agreement Tuesday with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West.
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Newmont deal to help sage grouse in Nevada 31.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Reno • Newmont Mining Corp. officials signed an agreement Tuesday with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West in exchange for assurances it will be allowed to develop other public lands in the future in the largest gold mining state in the nation. The deal calls for Newmont to seek approval from state and federal regulators for habitat conservation projects across 1.5 million acres under Nevada’s Conservation Credit System... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Test results from Tibble Fork Dam sediment trigger warnings in American Fork Canyon 27.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Water and sediment samples taken from American Fork Canyon show its river has been fouled with lead and other heavy metals thanks to a major sediment spill last week during a dam rehabilitation project, according to a report released Friday by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Levels of cadmium, zinc, lead, copper, nickel and arsenic in the river sediments exceed health standards for aquatic life, according to test results. And while metal concentrations in the water were up to 10 ti...
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Latest: Feds warn states against letting mining companies self-bond 25.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Three major coal companies have filed for bankruptcy this year.
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How the Leadville 100 saved a town and created a community 25.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
When Ken Chlouber created the Leadville 100, Leadville was experiencing 25 percent unemployment and he was looking for something to attract visitors and generate some revenue for local businesses.
Latest: Feds warn states against letting more mining companies self-bond 25.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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Editorial: Tibble Fork sludge flow deserves full explanation 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s not the 3 million gallons of bright yellow sludge that washed through the Four Corners area a year ago, but the Tibble Fork Reservoir sediment that blackened a creek in American Fork Canyon does share some similarities. In both cases, it’s a project involving the federal government, with a private contractor hired to carry out the work. And in both cases, those in charge didn’t anticipate well, and decades of toxic old mine waste came cascading down. So while Tibble Fork will never be the...
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Black sludge that's killing American Fork fish could contain toxic mine waste 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals associated with historical mining operations at the scenic canyon’s headwaters. Officials from several local, federal and state agencies gathered at Tibble Fork Dam on Tuesday to figure out what to do about the sediment releases, which commenced sometime after the 10-acre lake began draining Saturday as part of $7.3 million project to upg... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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American Fork sludge contains toxic mine waste 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals associated with historical mining operations at the scenic canyon’s headwaters. Officials from several local, federal and state agencies gathered at Tibble Fork Dam on Tuesday to figure out what to do about the sediment releases, which commenced sometime after the 10-acre lake began draining Saturday as part of $7.3 million project to upg...
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California court upholds ban on gold dredges 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • California’s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court’s unanimous decision was a victory for environmentalists and a blow to miners, who argued that the ban essentially stopped gold mining because doing it by hand is labor intensive and makes the enterprise unprofitable. Environmentalists say suction dredge mining ...
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Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland 22.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
These Nevada counties outrank almost anywhere else in the country for per capita veteran populations.
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