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FILE - This Sept. 19, 2018 file photo shows the last standing building above the Yellow Pine Pit open-pit gold mine in the Stibnite Mining District in central Idaho. The U.S. government has released a draft environmental report on the potential effects of three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho proposed by a Canadian company. The U.S. Forest Service will take comments for 60 days on the documents released Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, involving British Columbia-based Midas Gold's plan that includes restoration work in the already heavily-mined area.(Riley Bunch/Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)

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U.S. releases draft assessment of Idaho open-pit gold mines
August 14, 2020 1:49 p.m.

U.S. releases draft assessment of Idaho open-pit gold mines

The U.S. government has released a draft environmental report on the potential effects of three open-pit gold mines in salmon habitat in central Idaho proposed by a Canadian company