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Dueling presentations on the proposed Mount St. Helens Mine

You're Invited to Dueling Presentations
For and Against the Proposed 3,000 Acre Mount St. Helens Mine
Monday, February 6th at either 3:30pm or 7pm at the Lower Columbia College Student Center in Longview, WA
You're Invited to Dueling Presentations
For and Against the Proposed 3,000 Acre Mount St. Helens Mine


When:
Monday, February 6th at either 3:30pm or 7pm (the same presentations will be given twice)

Where:
Lower Columbia College Student Center (1600 Maple Street) in Longview, WA

Details:
Ryan Hunter, Program Director of the Gifford Pinchot Task Force, and Matt Russell, Vice President of Operations for Idaho General Mines, Inc., will discuss the proposal and answer questions. Idaho General Mines, Inc. has applied for a lease from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to explore the possibility of developing a 3,000 acre mine. Both environmental concerns about mining in the area and the science of addressing them will be discussed.

Directions:
I-5 going north; take exit 36 (Hwy 432), go to the 15th Ave/Oregon Way light and turn right, pass Washington Way, Longview Community College is on the left after the McDonald's.


Hope to see you there!
Just curious 31.Jan.2006 19:12

Shaker

What are they planning to extract?

re. 31.Jan.2006 23:02

toxic avenger

They are proposing to mine low grade copper ore. Current high copper prices make it profitable to mine low grade ore. As far as environmental fallout, think of Berkely Pit in Butte Montana. It's so toxic, migratory waterfowl that land in the water usually die before they can take off, and all that mining waste of love is seeping into the surrounding water tables.