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Old 01-13-2009   #1
 
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High Court Overturns Summit County's Cyanide Ban

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Court: State Has 'Dominant Interest' Over Counties

High Court Overturns Summit County's Cyanide Ban - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver

this is a less-than-pleasant ruling for summit groundwater users

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Cyanide heap leach extraction of gold is a bloody nightmare! That's what killed the Alamosa River downstream from Summitville... now an EPA Superfund site. Nice move, Colo Supreme Court!
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Damn Steve, a topic we agree on. This practice is insane! I can't believe a Colorado court would put the interest of the mining business above water quality in an area this critical to the water supply everywhere not only Summit County.
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Yeah, nothing like taking a big dump in your own cistern! An active heap-leach pit in Summit County not only potentially compromises Summit County's water supply, it potentially poisons Denver's water supply. Craziness.

You'd think the disastrous Summitville episode would have been eye-opening. Apparently not.
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Not to mention the Blue, Green Mountain Res and the entire Colorado River!
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Yes cyanide near the top of a watershed that millions of people depend on for water and food. The court all lives o the East side perhaps.

Yarmonymatoid this board is in need of a contradicting veiw. As the ones that are currently here don't get the job done. Be itellegent about it and we could have lots of fun here. Steve
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Very disturbing news. Wow.
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So where is this heap leaching / mining operation planned? Or is this one of those court cases that is just the principle of the thing?
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Dang, that's scary. Montana passed a cyanide ban - state wide - through a voter initiative. So far it's not been legally challenged, at least successfully. The "mining interest" had some legal/financial issues and kind of dropped away. I'm sure someday some company will step in and try to fight it. the mine that prompted it was to be at the headwaters of the Blackfoot, think Norman McLean's "A River Runs Through It".
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Dang, that's scary. Montana passed a cyanide ban - state wide - through a voter initiative. So far it's not been legally challenged, at least successfully. The "mining interest" had some legal/financial issues and kind of dropped away. I'm sure someday some company will step in and try to fight it. the mine that prompted it was to be at the headwaters of the Blackfoot, think Norman McLean's "A River Runs Through It".

That would be one CO voter initiative I would support and even canvasse for!
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