The Jerritt Canyon mining and milling operations just south of the Idaho border have been shut down after it was found this gold operation was emitting 90 times as much mercury as your typical large coal-fired power plant.
Mercury pollution is one of the major arguments against coal-fired power plants.
Mercury pollution investigation shuts down Nevada gold mine near Idaho border. Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman.
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Kudos to the Idaho Conservation League for helping stop this outrageous poisoning of Idaho.
[Justin] Hayes’ activism, tenacity forces mercury polluter to close. Letters from the West. Rocky Barker.
Added Aug. 25. Editorial from the Times-News. There’s a little less mercury to worry about today.