[7/26/16] Holden Mine Project Is Officially Now Treating Water

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Four years and $400 million later- the largest environmental clean up ever on public forest lands has reached a milestone…

072616 Mine Remediation 1 :50 “…a long way with that.”

Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining groups, is managing and paying for the cleanup under the supervision of the U.S. Forest Service. More than 120 acres, largely across Railroad Creek from Holden Village, are included in the affected area.

Currently the project is in what Grover-Wier called Heavy Construction Phase…

072616 Mine Remediation 2 :31 “…almost done with that.”

And, Grover-Wier adds, that the old mine site isn’t the only changes taking place up there…

072616 Mine Remediation 3 :17 “…really busy up there.”

Grover-Wier says the Holden Mine Cleanup project is an excellent example of cooperative environmental clean up…

072616 Mine Remediation 4 :24 “…and get it done.”