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    Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    WASHINGTON 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.
    Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake - Yahoo! News

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailings]Tailings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    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.
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    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.
    I like Palin's assessment that it was "great news for Alaska" and said it "is a green light for responsible resource development."

    Unreal.. she's totally clueless about the planet, but still a good little Republican lackey. She'll go far in party politics.

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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    They should dump it in every Republican's swimming pool instead starting with Palin's.
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    I like Palin's assessment that it was "great news for Alaska" and said it "is a green light for responsible resource development."

    Unreal.. she's totally clueless about the planet, but still a good little Republican lackey. She'll go far in party politics.
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    I can't believe they would rule that way. WTF?

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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    You'd be surprised at what some companies get away with. We don't hear the half of it. And this instance, it just sickens me, especially because gold is a useless metal. All it does is provide bling.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    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.
    This is the problem that allowed this to happen. We protested these rules changes when it happened realizing that it stripped vital EPA protection of waterways. But, at that time, Bush et al were hell bent on stripping rules and regs to make way for his oil, mining, coal buddies.

    The lengthy trial journey prevented it from happening for 4 years. Now, it's time for Obama to step up to the plate and reinstitute EPA protection of our waterways based on science, NOT corporate interests. He has the ability to not only roll back these rules, but to also retroactively enforce them. He won't though. I don't have any faith in him right now.
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    I can't believe they would rule that way. WTF?
    Rationally, it makes little sense, but from a legal perspective as what constitutes filler material as defined and expanded by the previous administration, it follows the rules. Therefore, the permits should have been allowed as tailings was added to the filler material list.

    The sick part about this is that tilling material is full of highly toxic chemicals. As for Palin, I'm willing to bet she doesn't understand the issue, particularly exactly what tailings often contain.

    Here's a list of chemicals commonly found in tailings:

    * Arsenic - Found in association with gold ores
    * Barite
    * Calcite
    * Fluorite
    * Radioactive materials - Naturally present in many ores
    * Mercury
    * Sulfur - Forms many sulfide compounds / pyrites
    * Cadmium
    * Hydrocarbons - Introduced by mining and processing equipment (oils & greases)
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Maybe 6 supreme court justices and the governor know more about this than we do by reading an article about it.

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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    What dort of waste


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