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  • South Dakota tells a mine to stay put

    Environmentalists oppose South Dakota Gov. William Janklow's plan to let the Gilt Edge mine expand its open pit in order to make enough money to pay for much-needed reclamation elsewhere on the gold mine.

  • Big mines leave a big mess

    South Dakota tells Brohm Mining that the company cannot walk away from its gold mine in the Black Hills without cleaning up the mess it's made.

  • Is our love of the West destroying Chile?

    A long-time mining executive argues that many environmentalists are hypocrites who want a 20th-century lifestyle without paying for it, and he points out that the impacts of mining simply get exported to Third World nations.

  • This reclamation plan uses waste to bury waste

    The Midnite Mine, a uranium mine on Washington's Spokane Indian Reservation, would like to bury its high-level waste with trucked-in low-level nuclear waste, a plan the Spokane tribe protests.

  • Homestake shows how good a mine can be

    Homestake Mining Company's McLaughlin Mine in Northern California is an example of a mine designed with environmental consequences in mind.

  • Can tailings piles be historic artifacts?

    Some say the often-picturesque ruins of mining create a historical landscape that has value whether there is pollution or not.

  • Summitville: an expensive lesson

    The story of Colorado's Summitville Mine is a story of spectacular failures.

  • A few plants love mine waste

    Plant physiologist Ray Brown works to help mining-damaged ecosystems recover - with the help of a few hardy plant species.

  • All the king's horses and all the king'smen...

    The reclamation of Montana's hardrock mines will cost billions, and is complicated by the fact that no one really knows how to do it, or who should foot the bill.

  • A radical approach to mine reclamation

    The Sunnyside Mine near Silverton, Colo., is an unusual example of a community working together with miners and environmentalists to find a strategy to heal the damage.

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