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28 March 2011

Mine Reclamation, Disequilibrium, and Selenium Contamination

At an Idaho phosphate mine, a lack of understanding of mineral weathering leads to selenium contamination, a major court ruling, and public liability. An article at Marten Law’s website, available here, focuses on a recent federal district court ruling that would make the government liable for contamination on public lands leased to private mining companies. The ruling, stemming from selenium contamination, may have serious implications for all mining operations on …


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