Welcome, sign in or click here to subscribe.
Login: Password:
     


 

 

  Construction

Subscriber content preview

September 7, 2012

Will $635M cleanup fix Silver Valley pollution?

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
Associated Press

SPOKANE — The largest financial contributor to the cleanup of Idaho's Silver Valley says the federal government's plan for the work is incomplete and will not end a century of dangerous heavy metals pollution in the mining district.

Asarco LLC, in a letter this week to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contends that contaminated rail lines once operated by Union Pacific Railroad will continue to pollute the Coeur d'Alene River Basin.


 
. . .


To read this story in full login or purchase a subscription.


Related Stories:

Search Stories
 Find:
 With:
 In:
 Depth:
 Sort by:
Advanced options

--