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San Juan Ridge Mine EIR Scoping Meeting- Tonight

In anticipation of tonight’s scoping meeting on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed re-opening of the San Juan Ridge Mine,  the San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association (SJRTA) submitted comments to the Nevada County Planning Department on the project.  TaxPayer Association representative, Stefanie Freydont, says the community has a number of serious concerns.
Click here to listen to Stefanie Freydont

In1995,14 domestic and public wells on the Ridge were destroyed as a result of mine operations. Based upon projections, Freydont says that there could be up to 50 wells effected by additional mining.
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors mandated that a full EIR be completed because of the effects of previous mining and the large amount of research that is now available as a result of prior activity. PMC of Rancho Cordova was selected to perform the environmental study.
Tonight’s meeting provides an opportunity for public input into what the Environmental Impact Report should include.
Click here to listen to Stefanie Freydont

The San Juan Ridge Taxpayer’s Association membership includes some 240 residents and landowners of the San Juan Ridge.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Eric Rood Center in the Supervisors Chambers.

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