DNR Consultant: Amount of water and cost will be lowballed, “good luck getting anything after mining ends”

Sutton Good Luck Getting Money After ClosureThis October 2012 email from Donald Sutton of Spectrum Engineering, a DNR consultant, is about the cost and feasibility of perpetual water treatment after closure. His conclusion is that the plan to perpetually treat water will require expensive repairs and he cites the experience of the Zortman and Landusky mines in Montana – one of the worst examples of taxpayers being stuck with perpetual cleanup costs. Full email chain below. Sutton - 'good luck getting anything after mining ends'

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