MineWatch May Meeting 2021
This virtual community meeting was hosted by CEA Foundation and community partners on May 27th, 2021. It explored the impact of re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine on public health in our community.
The special guest speaker was Dr. Christine Newsom. Dr. Newsom, a retired internist, long-time volunteer, and active community member of Nevada City and Grass Valley.
An update on the timeline of the public process, including when the Draft Environmental Impact Report might be released.
A discussion about the potential public health impacts of mine re-opening, including air quality, water, noise, and phycho-social effects.
Some statements included in the recorded presentation deserve correction or clarification.
Rise Gold plans to do rock crushing underground, not on the surface.
The "processed ore" is not loaded up on trucks and sent to the Centennial site. That is actually where the gold is concentrated.
What is hauled to the Centennial site is just the waste rock and tailings.