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Unreclaimed Hardrock Mines, Joint Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, August 5, 1993   [open pdf - 89MB]

This is the August 5, 1993 joint oversight hearing on "Unreclaimed Hardrock Mines," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Richard H. Lehman: "The subcommittee is meeting today with the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to consider the nature and scope of environmental problems associated with abandoned hardrock mines. [...] Hardrock mining has made many people wealthy in this country and has contributed greatly to this Nation's economic wealth. However, in the process, hardrock mining has left a trail of abandoned sites which not only scar the landscape but also pollute our rivers and our streams. The devastating effects these deserted sites have had and continue to have on the environment can be seen in tens of thousands of locations across the west." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James Duffus III, Joyce N. Fleischman, Dianne R. Nielson, Philip M. Hocker, Robert Armstrong, Hank Monterey, Graham M. Clark, Jr., Maxine Stewart, Nancy Winslow, Kent Mueller, Janice Varela, Jack Stults, and Bill Robinson.

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Serial No. 103-41
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Date:
1993
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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