Committee on Superfund Site Assessment and Remediation in the Coeur d' Alene River Basin and National Research Council, "Superfund and Mining Megasites" (Repost)
Publisher: National Academies Press | ISBN: 0309097142 | edition 2005 | PDF | 505 pages | 3,78 mb
For more than 100 years, the Coeur d and Alene River Basin has been known as 'The Silver Valley' for being one of the most productive silver, lead, and zinc mining areas in the United States. Over time, high levels of metals (including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and zinc) were discovered in the local environment and elevated blood lead levels were found in children in communities near the metal-refining and smelter complex. In 1983, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed a 21-square mile mining area in northern Idaho as a Superfund site.