Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake
Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake - Yahoo! NewsWASHINGTON – A mining company was given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court on Monday to dump waste from an Alaskan gold mine into a nearby 23-acre lake, although the material will kill all of the lake's fish.....
The 2005 permit was issued three years after the Bush administration broadened the definition of fill material so that waste, including some contaminated materials, can be dumped into waterways.
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While I understand the basis of their opinion, redefining arsenic as filler material and then allowing it to be dumped into lakes where it will kill all most life is pretty nuts.