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Kennecott Tailings Expansion
The issue: Kennecott-Rio Tinto proposes to expand mining operations near Magna, Utah. The project proposes to fill approximately 721 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, with mine tailings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaulate the proposed project and alternatives.

Concerns: wetlands 

Latest News: Prior to the July 11, 2011 deadline, GLSA submitted comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the preparation of the draft EIS. The draft EIS is anticipate to be complete in 2012. Comments will again be received once the draft EIS is available for review.

Additional Resources: Read the federal register notice.

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