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May 15, 2014

$38M Idaho mining cleanup starts soon

  • The Coeur d'Alene River Basin is one of the nation's largest Superfund sites. Cleanup includes water treatment projects, new roads and constructing mine-waste repositories.
  • COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials plan to spend $38 million in northern Idaho's Coeur d'Alene River Basin this summer cleaning up toxic pollution left from a century worth of mining in the region.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tells the Coeur d'Alene Press (http://bit.ly/1g5ufAD) in a story on Wednesday that up to 125 residential and commercial properties will be cleaned up.

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