Silverton not ready to bid farewell to mining

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Silverton not ready to bid farewell to mining

Since it left in 1991, economic prospects have suffered

The Bullion Mine is one of many problem mines that remain.

In this three-part series

Sunday: How serious the problem is and why it’s been so difficult to fix. Also, why Silverton has resisted federal money and the Superfund label that would come with it.
Monday: Possible solutions and who might pay. Also, successes in cleaning up mines in the Mineral Creek drainage.
TODAY: Silverton’s mining history lures tourists. Faced with a difficult environmental challenge, residents talk about bringing the industry back after a 22-year absence.

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