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Letter to the editor: Have you been heard?

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...

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LTE: Protect Buckingham County Water

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,...

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Letter: Another thought on mining

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...

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Letter: Gold Mining In Virginia?

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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