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November 11, 2011
The Wild and Scenic Chetco River is legendary for the beauty and clarity of its waters. And, it has whopping salmon and steelhead runs!
Although Congress protected the Chetco in 1988 by adding it to the National Wild and Scenic River System, the 1872 Mining Law gives mining preference over all other values and uses. Now proposals to suction dredge along much of this extroardinary river threatens allt he values the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act seeks to protect.
November 7, 2011
The Pebble Limited Partnership profiled the Flambeau mine as a reclamation success story in its latest newsletter article.
What they don't mention about the mine is its on-going copper pollution. But, it's all over the recent news. "In the most recent tests, state records show that copper and zinc levels have exceeded state toxicity standards for surface waters, potentially threatening fish and other aquatic life."