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Mining Laws May Be Designed to Protect the Environment, But Do They?

By:  Rachel Pressdee, Feature Editor There are thousands of abandoned mines in the United States alone.[1]  Abandoned mines can pollute adjacent streams, lakes, and groundwater by contaminating the water “with high volumes of toxic waste.”[2]  This pollution damages marine ecosystems, poisons drinking water, and poses serious health risks to local […]

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