WALLACE - When people in North Idaho's Silver Valley heard that decades of mine waste was going to be cleaned up there was a lot of angst about where it would all go.
Which is understandable - some piles are built up like rocky, barren hillsides.
All of the mining waste from the Interstate-Callahan and Success mines will go to a spot high and dry near the East Fork of Nine Mile Creek. "It'll be a lined facility and it will be capped, and maintained in perpetuity," said Bill Adams, Coeur d'Alene team leader for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More here. David Cole, CdA Press
Is this a good solution?