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Salmo mine site being cleaned up

The Howard mine site north of Salmo is being cleaned up. - Megan Cole photo
The Howard mine site north of Salmo is being cleaned up.
— image credit: Megan Cole photo

Another contaminated site in the West Kootenay region has been identified and is being cleaned up.

Once a prolific producer of silver and lead in the 1930s, the Howard mine north of Salmo left behind exposed quantities of mine waste, eroding into the Salmo River and contaminating the groundwater.

Timothy Schafer has more in the Trail Daily Times.

 

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