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Environmentalist Gore allowed zinc mine
In a valley next to Al Gore Jr.'s farm near Carthage, Tenn., ground limestone left over from zinc mining spreads out like a white blanket. Some of the lime is sold to treat soil that is too acidic.
ZINC MINING DISASTERS
CARTHAGE, Tenn. While area zinc mines have a good environmental track record, according to state officials and regulatory reports, abandoned zinc mines in the tri-state area of Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri caused one of the worst environmental disasters in the country.
Four thousand mines in the area operating from the 19th century until 1970 produced 23 million tons of zinc concentrates and 4 million tons of lead concentrates.
Near the end of mining, some companies mined the pillars of rock supporting the mine roofs. This caused 500 collapses in the area.
More damage was caused when the abandoned mines filled up with water creating an acidic stew that dissolved metals, some very toxic. This water then contaminated nearby ground and surface water.
Finally, the leftover waste rock from mining covered 4,000 acres in the area.
As a result:
• Sites in the area were placed on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list after toxic levels of lead, cadmium and zinc were found in the soil and groundwater.
• A University of Kansas School of Medicine study found an unusually high incidence of cancer, particularly lung cancer in two Kansas counties.
• Several families had to be moved out of their homes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory.
• Thousands were taken off well water, put on public water systems and had the soil in their yards cleaned.
Overall, the cleanup has cost millions, all borne by residents and taxpayers because the former owners had long ago gone out of business.
Tennessee environmental officials say, and Ronald Cohen, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines agrees, that the Carthage area mines are protected from acid runoff because the zinc ore is contained in limestone, which neutralizes acid.
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A zinc mine owned by the Jersey Minière Zinc Co.
Discovered in 1969.
In 2010, Nyrstar company is reopening the zinc mines in the Carthage, Tennessee area which includes the Elmwood, Gordonsville and Cumberland mines. The Elmwood is being operated through the Gordonsville #3 shaft and incline. The first ore from the Elmwood was hoisted in November 2010.
Has nothing to do with Al Gore, but you're such a liar, you'll lie about anything.
You conflate other zinc mines with this one, typical of a liar like you.