Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rosemont forum on mining reclamation

This announcement came across my desk this afternoon. Rosemont Copper is hosting a public forum on "Rehabilitating the Land: Advances in Technologies for Mining Reclamation" on Sept. 21 in Vail to review their efforts to "reclaim and revegetate the land during and after mining."

The release says topics will include:

· summary of the state’s regulatory role in reclamation by Joe Hart, Arizona State Mine Inspector

· use of cattle for reclamation from David Cook, owner of DC Cattle Co. LLC

· a look at ongoing research to identify optimum combinations of soil and native species to reclaim land and support local habitat by Jeffrey Fehmi, Ph.D., a professor with the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources.

The event will be held at Empire High School, 10701 East Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Vail from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is no cost for attendance.

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