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Spokesman Review : Mining exploration OKed near Mount St. Helens

Spokesman Review : Mining exploration OKed near Mount St. Helens

[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]PUBLIC LANDS – The U.S. Forest Service has issued a draft decision consenting to exploratory drilling in the Green River valley, just outside the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. A 45-day objection periods started on Tuesday.
Permits would allow a Canadian mining company, Ascot Resources Ltd., to drill 63 drill holes from 23 drill pads to locate deposits of copper, gold, and molybdenum on roughly 900 acres of public lands.
A coalition of conservation and recreation groups opposes the project, claiming mining exploration and development will disrupt recreation, pollute waters and impact steelhead habitat.
The city of Kelso recently passed a resolution opposing the mine because of impacts from leaking mine effluent and failed toxic tailings ponds that would result from locating a mine in an active volcanic zone.
 
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