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Proposed Legislation Seeks Cleanup of Abandoned Mines

Release Date: 05/09/2006
Contact Information: Dale Kemery, (202) 564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. - May 9, 2006)

What: Teleconference about the Good Samaritan Clean Watershed Act, being introduced Wednesday, May 10, which aims to lower legal roadblocks to cleaning up more than half a million abandoned hardrock mines that litter the American landscape. The legislation would remove the potential liability for volunteer organizations willing to restore watersheds affected by acid drainage from the mines.

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 2 p.m. EDST

Who: Stephen L. Johnson
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dial in #: (800) 811-6040

Conference ID #: 9106234