Mark Wilson: Ready for industrial town?

If our elected officials vote to reopen the mine, they need to go in with their eyes wide open. Local resident, Mark Wilson, paints a vivid picture of how our lives would change due to the scope and impact of living with a major industrial operation.

As we consider whether our elected officials should allow Rise Gold to reopen and operate the Idaho-Maryland Mine, we need to go into the decision with eyes wide open...The mine closed in 1957, so most people who’ve lived here all their lives don’t know what it means to live in an industrial town...

First, prepare to give up the quiet. Heavy industry yields to nothing, because time is money, and money is everything... Then there’s the dust and the smoke...making a whole town just a bit more grimy...

Read full article in The Union.

Mark Wilson lives in Nevada City.

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