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Open Pit Mining

Posted March 12, 2013, at 11:31 a.m.

For the first time in more than a decade, out-of-state mining companies are considering mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in Maine. This could have huge environmental consequences for some of Maine’s most pristine and treasured natural areas. Discussion has been focused on Bald Mountain, owned by J.D. Irving, in central Aroostook County where the impacts could be enormous. There are many other places in Maine where companies may want to pursue open-pit mining. NRCM staff scientist Nick Bennett and Trout Unlimited’s Maine Brook trout Project Director will discuss the major issues associated with sulfide metal mining, focusing on lessons learned from other states and describing what’s ahead here in Maine. This program is cosponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Chapter.

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Presenters: Nick Bennett, Staff Scientist and Watersheds Project Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine

Jeff Reardon, Maine Brook Trout Project Director for Trout Unlimited

Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

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