A film screening and panel discussion of the proposed re-opening of the San Juan Ridge Mine is happening Wednesday evening in Nevada City. The mine was last in operation in the 1990’s with disastrous effects on the local wells and streams, yet the proposal to reopen the mine is currently active and will be decided soon. Debra Weinstar and her husband Tom are filmmakers and live close to the mine and decided to make a film on it.
The film follows their journey around San Juan Ridge and includes a discussion with local historian and author Hank Meals and others whose water supplies were affected. Sol Henson is is a hydrologist and member of the San Juan Ridge Taxpayer’s Association who explains how the tunnels of the mining operation intruded on the water supply.
Click here to listen to Debra Weinstar
The Film and Panel Discussion will be April 16th from 7 to 9 pm at the Nevada Theater. The event is free and open to the public.