Sunday, September 11, 2011

Superfund clean-up at Dewey-Humboldt

EPA will start conducting "interim Superfund cleanup activities at some of the worst areas in Dewey-Humboldt for seven weeks" beginning tomorrow, according to the Prescott Daily Courier. [right, Humboldt smokestack. Credit,]

"The Superfund contaminants at Dewey-Humboldt emanate from the defunct 182-acre Humboldt Smelter and nearby defunct 153-acre Iron King Mine. The EPA declared them a Superfund site in 2008."

Residents at a Wednesday public hearing raised concerns about the human health impacts of the sites and "also expressed concern about the lack of fencing on the mine and smelter sites, which are privately owned by several people and corporations."

The Courier story provides a brief history of the mining history and details on EPA's fall work plans.

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