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NRCM to Release Investigative Report on Risks of Mining in Maine

MAINE - Tomorrow the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) will release an investigative report documenting specific risks to Maine from open pit mining for metals at Bald Mountain.

The report: Bald Mountain Mining Risks: Hidden from the Public,is based on information gathered from documents secured by through Freedom of Access Act requests.


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The report is being released one week before the Board of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on proposed draft rules that would change how Maine regulates mining in Maine. These draft rules have been developed as a result of legislation pushed by the Irving Corporation’s interest in pursuing an open-pit mine at Bald Mountain. The BEP hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 17,starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Augusta Civic Center.


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