Funding for Mount Diablo mine cleanup | February 29, 2008 | Danville Express | |

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Newsfront - February 29, 2008

Funding for Mount Diablo mine cleanup

U.S. Reps. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) and Ellen Tauscher (D. 10th) announced recently that Contra Costa County will receive $517,000 through the Army Corp of Engineers for the cleanup of the Mt. Diablo Mercury Mine in eastern Contra Costa County.

"Cleaning up this abandoned mine will make a big difference in the health of eastern Contra Costa communities and, ultimately, for much of the Bay Area. After all, runoff into the Marsh Creek watershed eventually ends up in the Bay," said McNerney.

"The mine cleanup is simply something that needs to be done. Reducing mercury levels washed into the Bay and surrounding communities will contribute to our overall health and that of the environment," said Tauscher.


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