Who you gonna call?

  • Arizona copper mine

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  Are you distressed about a nearby mine polluting streams, groundwater or soils? The Mineral Policy Center in Washington, D.C., might be able to help. It recently published the Green Mining Guide: Mining Experts You Can Call, which lists 101 consultants, government employees and mining specialists from across the country. The experts range from hydrologists and engineers to lawyers and economists; some are free and some charge a fee for their work. The Mineral Policy Center dedicates its directory to "citizens throughout the United States who have taken action to protect their communities, and minimize the environmental impacts of mining." For more information or a copy of the 45-page directory, which includes an essay on acid mine drainage, Perpetual Pollution, by Beverly Reece, contact the Mineral Policy Center, 1612 K St., NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20006 (202/887-1872).