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At an Oregon DEQ public forum this spring, attorney James Buchal used profanity and expletives to describe the agency's work product. Miners were belligerent and threatening, and DEQ was forced to call in Oregon state troopers to calm the crowd.
Threatening and intimidating behavior in furtherance of private economic gain should not be tolerated by a modern civil society.
Numerous studies have shown that processing elemental mercury and "flouring" that mercury back into rivers and streams by means of suction dredge gold mining enables it to present very real environmental and public health risks to points downstream.
California has banned this activity, pending the outcome of a thorough environmental analysis of the potential harms associated with it. Oregon should do the same.
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