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January 22, 2019

Idaho seeks cleanup funds for old mine near ski resort

  • Overall, DEQ is requesting about $68 million for 2020 as it takes over for the federal government in regulating pollution that gets into waterways.
  • By KEITH RIDLER
    Associated Press

    BOISE — The agency responsible for safeguarding Idaho's environment needs money to clean up toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine near one of the world's top ski destinations, its director said Friday.

    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets also told the Legislature's budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee that additional money is needed as the agency takes over for the federal government in regulating pollution that gets into waterways.


     
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