More on shutting down Nevada mine that released massive amounts of mercury into Idaho

Mercury-emitting mine in Nevada shuts down. “The owner of the mine just reported big losses. The operation sent tons of the toxic metal into Idaho’s air before a Boise activist pushed officials into cracking down.” By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.

3 Responses to “More on shutting down Nevada mine that released massive amounts of mercury into Idaho”

  1. Monty Says:

    OK the mine is shut down but are there “cleanup” obligations that must be met? Did the mining company post a bond? Or is this just another “cut & run” leaving the cleanup bill to the public?

  2. Ralph Maughan Says:

    Monty,

    I don’t know, but the mercury does not evaporate from the dump or the mine as far as I know. It comes from the processing facility. So the mercury emissions should have stopped.

    If I am wrong, someone who knows please correct me.

  3. matt bullard Says:

    As long as they are not roasting ore, there will be no additional atmospheric mercury released from the site. I’m not sure about the cleanup of the site itself. I thought I read that the company was trying to shop around not only the processing facility but the mine itself, but my memory is foggy on that one.


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