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Gold Rush Toxics-- Mercury in Drinking Water

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avatar Gold Rush Toxics-- Mercury in Drinking Water
February 27, 2010 05:52AM
(It will be ironic if the cost of clean-up of the historic gold mining sites will exceed the value of the gold recovered.)


http://www.theunion.com/article/20100227/NEWS/100229808/1001&parentprofile=1053

Gold Rush toxics in our water: What can be done?
NID seeks $$ for unique mercury disposal project


If it works, the Nevada Irrigation District's novel plan to clear toxic Gold Rush mercury from Combie Reservoir could be an answer to an age-old problem in the Sierra Nevada range.

But it won't be cheap.

District officials are asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein to support an appropriation of $7.8 million over three years to fund the bulk of the $9 million project. The request was under review Friday, according to Gil Duran of Feinstein's Washington, D.C., office.....



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/2010 06:19AM by Frank Furter.
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