Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

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Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Reclamation manager looks back at Silverton’s mining past
Larry Perino, right, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a 40-year career in mining operations around Silverton. Most recently, he served as Sunnyside Gold Corp.’s reclamation manager.

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, right, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a 40-year career in mining operations around Silverton. Most recently, he served as Sunnyside Gold Corp.’s reclamation manager.

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Sunnyside Gold Corp. installed bulkheads at the American Tunnel in the late 1990s. Some researchers believe doing so caused the Sunnyside Mine pool to back up and cause other mines to start leaking. Sunnyside Gold denies the claim.

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

After the Environmental Protection Agency caused a blowout at the Gold King Mine in August 2015, Sunnyside Gold Corp. was back in the conversation of those responsible for degrading water quality in the Animas River.
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