Stories tagged: Coeur d'Alene basin
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Asarco, Union Pacific Railroad back in court over CdA Basin cleanup costs
Eight years after paying out $482 million to fund cleanup from a century of mining contamination in North Idaho’s Silver Valley, the copper mining firm Asarco is back in court, …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Meetings will discuss efforts to restore natural resources damaged by historic mine waste
Three meetings in North Idaho this week will discuss plans for restoring natural resources damaged by the release of historic mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene River Basin.
Thu., June 19, 2014
Idaho to oversee $50 million endowment for mining, water cleanup
BOISE – Idaho’s state endowment fund has been showing strong returns, so state officials had no qualms this week about putting the board that oversees the fund in charge of …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Lead cleanup working in Silver Valley, official says
BOISE – Cleanup of mining waste in the most contaminated part of the Coeur d’Alene Basin appears to be working, Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality chief told state lawmakers Wednesday. …
Wed., May 16, 2012
Silver Valley decontamination begins
The first big dollars are starting to flow out of a $460 million trust fund established to pay for cleanup of mining pollution in Idaho’s Silver Valley. About $8.5 million …
Sat., May 12, 2012
Meeting will cover CdA Basin cleanup
Superfund work in the Coeur d’Alene Basin will be discussed Wednesday during an all-day meeting of the Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at the …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2012
EPA will slash CdA River Basin cleanup plan
BOISE – The proposed $1.3 billion Superfund cleanup of a century of mining contamination in North Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene River Basin is being scaled back significantly, Idaho lawmakers were told …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2012, 4:18 p.m.
CdA Basin cleanup scaled back dramatically
The proposed $1.3 billion Superfund cleanup of a century of mining contamination in North Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin is being scaled back significantly, Idaho lawmakers were told Tuesday. Instead of …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2011
Hecla Superfund settlement approved
A federal judge has approved a $263.4 million settlement with Hecla Mining Co. that resolves one of the nation’s largest Superfund lawsuits. The money paid by Hecla will be used …
Tue., June 14, 2011
Hecla Mining Co. settles Superfund cleanup lawsuit
The owner of Idaho’s oldest operating silver mine agreed to pay $263.4 million plus interest to clean up historic mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, resolving one of the …
Thu., March 3, 2011
Plan for CdA Basin cleanup gets 7,000 comments
Federal officials are wading through nearly 7,000 public comments on a controversial plan to clean up mine waste in the upper Coeur d’Alene Basin. So far, actions proposed for the …
Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 1 a.m.
Hecla in tentative deal to pay $263 million over mining waste
Hecla Mining Co. has reached a tentative settlement with the federal government, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and state of Idaho over its role in turning the Coeur d’Alene basin into a …
Fri., Feb. 25, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
Hecla says $263 million pollution settlement possible
Hecla Mining Co. has reached a tentative settlement with the federal government, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and state of Idaho over its role in turning the Coeur d’Alene Basin into a …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010
Idaho lawmakers blast EPA proposal
Idaho’s congressional delegation is lambasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to clean up historic mining waste in the Coeur d’Alene River’s headwaters.
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
Meeting to cover basin cleanup
Proposed Superfund cleanup plans for the Upper Coeur d’Alene Basin will be discussed Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Wallace.
Tue., Aug. 10, 2010
Residents fear cleanup will hinder Silver Valley economy
KELLOGG – Too far-reaching, too costly. Another knock for the Silver Valley. That was the consensus of public testimony Monday evening at a town hall meeting on the U.S. Environmental …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010
Cleanup plan for CdA Basin shifts focus from soil to water
As water percolates through old mine workings in the headwaters of the Coeur d’Alene River, it picks up lead, arsenic, zinc and other heavy metals. The metals stunt fish populations …
Fri., March 26, 2010
Lawmakers back wider basin cleanup
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers say that if the Environmental Protection Agency dramatically expands cleanup efforts in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, the state might be supportive – but it’s not ready …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2009
Coeur d’Alene Basin mine waste deal huge
Cleanup of mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene Basin got a $583 million shot in the arm Thursday, when Asarco Inc. agreed to settle environmental claims at 80 toxic sites …
Sat., Jan. 31, 2009
In brief: CCC plans meeting Wednesday
The Coeur d’Alene basin Citizens Coordinating Council (CCC) will hold a meeting Wednesday, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Spokesman-Review Building, 608 Northwest Blvd. Topics for the meeting include …