5/6/08: Mining links
THE REPORTS FROM THE VARIOUS PRESENTERS CAN
BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
The reports are listed below.
Winged Mercury and the
Dark side of the gold rush legacy
Minings Toxic Legacy Report
by the Sierra Fund
Toxic Legacy; Iniative to Address Toxins in the Sierra released
The full report, "Mining's Toxic Legacy" can be found at the
Wellness Foundation funds The Sierra Fund's Gold Mining's Toxic
NEVADA CITY , CALIFORNIA -- The Sierra Fund is pleased to
announce that The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) has
awarded a $200,000 grant to their Gold Mining's Toxic Legacy
Initiative. Created in 1992 as an independent, private
foundation, The California Wellness Foundation's mission is to
improve the health of people of California by making grants for
health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.
The Initiative will provide environmental health education
and screenings for Sierra Nevada residents affected by mining
toxins. It will also work with partners including health
professionals, tribal leaders, conservation leaders and others to
build public support for much greater resource investment in
monitoring, assessing and remediating mining toxins.
This grant funds Phase 2 of our initiative, originally
launched in June 2005 with support from The California Endowment.
Over the last two years The Sierra Fund has developed a working
Gold Ribbon Panel of community leaders and experts that have
developed a strategic plan for addressing the environmental and
health legacy of the gold rush. An agency panel of scientists and
policy experts have provided expertise and insight into this plan.
The plan will be released in early 2008. The Richard and Rhoda
Goldman Fund and True North also supported Phase 1
Joint Hearing of Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife, Environmental
Safety and Toxic Materials, and Natural Resources Committees
Public Land and Water Contamination Issues Related to Historic
Gold Mining in California
State Water Resources Control Board:
Department of Conservation Abandoned Mines:
The Sierra Fund Presentation - Mining's Toxic Legacy:
US Geological Survey Presentation - Effects of Historic Gold
Mining on Water Quality and the Environment in California:
Department of Fish and Game, Water Branch Chief Carl Wilcox
San Francisco Estuary Institute Environmental Scientist Jay Davis,
Fish Mercury Project Highlights Report:
California Department of Public Health Testimony:
USDA Forest Service - In Brief: Abandoned Mine Lands on Calif.
Dr. Carrie Monohan, Staff Scientist, Friends of Deer Creek -
Mining Toxics on locally held public lands: