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Mining’s Toxic legacy Conference

A 3 day Conference hosted by the Sierra Fund is underway in Nevada City to take a look at the Toxic Legacy of Mining and the impacts on local residents.  The conference opened yesterday  with a keynote address from California Department of conservation Director Mark Mechodom,  and today SYRCL and the Sierra Fund are teaming up to present  a series of films .  Lori Van Laanen manages the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour and describes what’s being presented.
Click to hear Lori Van Laanen
The film session is this afternoon from 1 to 4 at the Miners Foundry. This part of the conference is FREE and open to the public –     people are invited to drop by.  Registration to the conference is $20 and  includes several field trips . Van Laanen says  SYRCL will lead one of them.
click to hear Lori Van Laanen
Topics Saturday will include Mercury in Fish, property concerns , and opening of mines.

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