EPA Sets Hearing On Ely Copper Mine

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Officials from the EPA will be in Vershire tomorrow for a public hearing on a cleanup plan for a hazardous waste site.

The agency is looking to collect public comments on the plan for the former Ely Copper Mine site. A 30-day comment period for its plan ends on Saturday.

The proposed $18 million cleanup plan includes excavation of waste rock, soil and sediment, as well as installation of a cap for the site.

The hearing is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Vershire Town Center Building.

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