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Ruling Exempting First U.S. Tar Sands Mine from Water Pollution Monitoring Is Challenged

Important case concerns mining permit for 6,000 acres of state-owned land in Utah, which has 232,065 acres of land open for oil sands mining.

Sep 13, 2012
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Water from a spigot at the PR Spring mine site

Even without the pollution permit and added ground water monitoring, Walt Baker, director of the Utah Division of Water Quality, has pledged to continue monitoring the project and to impose the additional requirements if necessary.

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