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PUBLIC/ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF BUENA VISTA DEL COBRE FEEDER DAM FAIILURE FIXED AT $(US)137 MILLION: GRUPO’S BALANCE SHEET UNLIKE IMPERIALS AT MT POLLEY CAN TAKE IT

OOSKA NEWS, a water quality focused global news service has reported that the public/environmental liabilities for the August 6 failure of a feeder dam 25 miles from the U.S. border are now estimated at $137 million. https://www.ooskanews.com/story/2014/10/environmental-costs-buenavista-del-cobre-spill-estimated-1337-million_162497 Bowker Associates has … Continue reading

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Historic Legislative Rejection of Mining Rule Expected

It seems there is political will to reject Maine’s Mining rules but a glitch in the mining statute requires some housekeeping and most likely also suspension of the 1991 rules until the legislature has rules it can approve. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw0jCpuVRzgEQWcyTjQ3LWMxa2xGWmQwMXowS2F2d0hjU2Fj/edit?usp=sharing It … Continue reading

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Errors & Ommissions Confusions & Vagaries In Just the first 3 sections of the Mining Rule

The following is not final/edited  comment on the Maine mining rule and addresses just  a few examples in just the first 3 sections, Applicability, Prohibitions. and Definitions .  It  is not even complete  for “definitions”.  All is not well between … Continue reading

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