Stories tagged: mining waste
Tue., March 19, 2013
EPA eyes basin cleanup projects
Federal officials want suggestions for small-scale cleanup projects in the lower Coeur d’Alene River Basin, which is contaminated by toxic metals from more than a century of hard-rock mining in …
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 …
Thu., March 24, 2011
Flooding spiked lead levels in Lake Coeur d’Alene
An estimated 352,000 pounds of lead washed into Lake Coeur d’Alene on Jan. 18 after flooding related to a rain-on-snow event. That’s the weight equivalent of 70 Dodge Ram 1500 …
Sun., March 6, 2011
Editorial: EPA should shorten its Superfund time frames
Since the late 19th century, mining has contributed richly to the economic health of North Idaho. But its legacy for the region’s physical and environmental health has been decidedly harmful. …
Mon., Aug. 9, 2010, 9:25 p.m.
Residents, officials knock Silver Valley mine cleanup plan
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 Protection Agency’s …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Rail site cleanup slated for summer
Union Pacific and BNSF Railway have agreed to clean up historic mining waste at old rail sites in Idaho’s Silver Valley.
Mon., June 22, 2009, 11:12 a.m.
Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal permit to dump waste from an Alaskan gold mine into a nearby lake, even though all its fish would be killed. Environmentalists …