‘They’ll be around their whole lives breathing this toxic soup’

Mine impacts scrutinized during public meeting

The Union newspaper covered a recent public forum hosted by the Universalist Unitarian Community of the Mountains in Grass Valley

 

The Union | Elias Funez

September 28, 2022


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A standing-room only crowd gathered Tuesday at the Universalist Unitarian Community of the Mountains in Grass Valley to hear the findings of a panel of individuals who have been delving into the more than 500-page Environmental Impact Report and Economic Impact documents regarding Rise Grass Valley, a subsidiary of Rise Gold Corp, and its proposed plans to reopen the Idaho-Maryland gold mine.


Among those findings was information showing that air quality over the 80-year duration of Rise Grass Valley’s operation of the mine would emit over 7 million pounds of airborne toxins and carcinogens.


“A few years ago, the American Lung Association gave Nevada County a grade F for air quality,” Dr. Jeff Kane said, crediting Sacramento’s drifting air pollution as a result. “That along with the endemic wildfires that we experience now means that we really can’t tolerate any more air toxicity.”


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