|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:39:47 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Cornerstone Village in limbo, Lewis & Clark County, Montana|
Subdivision remains in limbo By ALLISON MAIER Helena Independent Record (MT) January 26, 2011Water and traffic concerns dominated discussion about a proposed subdivision in the lower Scratchgravel Hills Tuesday morning, though some comments were made about potential soil contamination stemming from mining activities in the area's past.
Following two hours of consultation with staff, the developer and members of the public, the Lewis and Clark County Commission decided to continue its consideration of the proposed Cornerstone Village Estates subdivision next Tuesday.
...At the time the second plan was under consideration, the Department of Environmental Quality had issued a letter expressing concerns about heavy metal contamination in the area left over from the years the Franklin Mine was in operation. Between 1870 and 1919, the site included two ore veins, an on-site floatation mill, and a number of prospect pits and dumps. The operation primarily extracted gold, silver, lead and copper. The site was also home to a cyanide heap leach system, another form of industrial mining, in the 1970s.
... For the entire article, see http://helenair.com/news/article_912229ac-2916-11e0-9637-001cc4c002e0.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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