Heard Around the West for August 19, 2013: river rafting mishaps, retraining drug sniffer dogs, and more.
by Betsy Marston,
Aug 19, 2013
The Department of Energy finally agrees to move the Atlas
uranium mine tailings pile away from Moab, Utah, and the flood risk
of the Colorado River.
by Matt Jenkins,
May 02, 2005
The Bush administration has reclassified mining waste as
"fill," and now a gold mine plans to dump its waste directly into
an Alaskan lake
by Tony Barboza,
Jul 25, 2005
The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.
by Brad Tyer,
Sep 26, 2011
Across the West, contaminated landscapes are becoming home to renewable energy projects.
by Cally Carswell,
Jun 04, 2010
In Idaho, a judge rules that Hecla and Asarco are
responsible for pollution in the Silver Valley, but that the two
companies created only half the mine tailings and therefore need
pay for only half the estimated damage costs
by Puanani Mench,
Oct 27, 2003