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Letter to the editor: Have you been heard?

Kenda Hanuman: Thank you for the May 20 Opinion announcing the public listening session on gold mining. I was impressed on May 25 by the two hours of comments—all against industrial scale gold mining! The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee now has listened...

LTE: National Academies of Sciences gold study listening session May 25

Nelson Bailey: Thanks to Erica Schoenberger for the excellent article (5/10/22) about risks and rewards of gold mining in our area. She states that the principal risks are environmental. These include acid mine drainage, cyanide spills and the failure of tailings...

LTE: Protect Buckingham County Water

Joseph Jeeva Abbate: Cyanide, Mercury, Arsenic…these poisonous chemicals are part of gold ore processing and are a component of every Gold Mine of any type. Do you want to drink these deadly poisons? Do you want these toxins leaching or spilling into our creeks,...

Letter to the editor: Gold mining, the environment and environmental justice

Erica Schoenberger: Buckingham County faces the prospect of a gold mine within its borders.  Many of the county’s residents are opposed to it.  Virginia has established a working group and also enlisted the help of the National Academy of Sciences to examine the...

Letter to the editor: Say no to gold mining in Buckingham

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”.  This quote has been attributed to Chief Seattle, Antoine de St. Exupery, Ralph Waldo Emerson and David Bower.  The author is not as important as the wisdom and message it conveys.  We...

Letter: Another thought on mining

More people are hearing about the fact that there is a streak of gold running through Buckingham County, and are growing concerned. Not many people know that before the California gold rush much of the gold mined in our country came from Buckingham County. Back then...

Letter: Gold Mining In Virginia?

Modern open pit gold mining of low grade ore is one of the most polluting mining activities there is. Recent studies have documented that more than 90% of gold mines that are near underground or surface water cause contamination of that water. Many open pit gold mines...

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