Environmental brief ~ Gold mine at center of court battle not polluting Indonesian bay, says WHO

In Monday's environmental law news, the World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted a study that shows normal mercury levels in people, fish and water around a mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Newmont Mining Company, the world's largest gold producer, is currently engaged in a court battle that alleges the company dumped toxic waste from the mine into the Buyat Bay. The Indonesia Ministry of Health has issued a press release on the study. Reuters has the full story.

In other news, the EPA is seeking comments on a proposed rule to change the Clean Air Act designation around Maricopa County Arizona. Comments are due November 8, and can be made here.

 

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