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New cyanide cleanup plan proposed for former Kaiser Aluminum smelter site in Mead

A groundwater plume stretching from the smelter shuttered in 2000 on Hawthorne Road would be pumped to the surface and treated near the new northside Costco under a plan proposed …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

Their son and their dog were sprayed with government cyanide. Now they’re on a crusade.

A cyanide device meant to kill coyotes went off in a field near Theresa Mansfield’s Pocatello home, injuring her son Canyon and killing his yellow Lab, Kasey, on March 16, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017

Groups sue to stop US use of cyanide predator killing traps

Environmental and animal-welfare groups have filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the use of two predator-killing poisons.


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017

Cyanide device on U.S. land in Idaho broke agency policy

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision …


Feds kill wolf on private land with cyanide trap

Officials say a gray wolf was unintentionally killed in rural northeast Oregon by a cyanide device used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Spokane County officials optimistic on Costco move, despite toxic chemicals near proposed site

Recent tests have shown high concentrations of the toxic chemicals cyanide and flouride in groundwater near the proposed site of a new Costco wholesaler in Mead. But Spokane County officials …