YOUR WELL MAY BE AT RISK IF
THE IDAHO-MARYLAND MINE IS REOPENED
More than 300 private wells in the mineral rights area and nearby are at risk of failing or becoming contaminated. Rise Gold has claimed that they have “best experts”, and other than a handful or homes already identified, the project poses "zero risk" to resident's water supplies.” But their claims are based on a flawed, privately funded study. We know from previous studies that the fractured rock groundwater hydrogeology of this area is extremely complicated and the impacts to groundwater are truly unpredictable.
THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.
PLEASE JOIN OUR WELL COALITION TO PROTECT OUR WATER.
Read the Wells Owners Coalition position statement
Rise Gold wants everyone to believe that people near the mine have "zero risk" of losing their wells, but a closer look at their data reveals a very different story. Listen to CEA Foundation President, Ralph Silberstein as he talks about the risks in a MineWatch meeting. (above) or read the article.
View Water or Gold, a documentary about the nearby San Juan Mine, which shut down in the mid-90's after the mine drained residents' wells.
Take time to go in depth.
Local resident, Gary Pierazzi, talks about why the risk to private wells is much higher than Rise Gold would lead you to believe.
Sol Henson, from the San Juan Ridge Taxpayer's Association, talks about lessons learned when the San Juan Mine was catastrophically dewatered.