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Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

Jul. 16, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan rolled...

Natural causes, not mining fatality, caused death in Nevada

Jul. 2, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

EUREKA, Nev. (AP) — Federal safety regulators say a death reported as a mining fatality in Nevada earlier this year was the result of natural causes. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration rescinded its findings last week in the May 13 death of 57-year-old Dean Pilcher of Eureka, Colorado. The...

Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun. 25, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A district court must determine if state environmental regulators improperly sought to suppress a federal agency's serious concerns about the pollution risks arising from a proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The St. Paul-based...

The Latest: Minnesota court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun. 25, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

HOYT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Minnesota (all times local): 1 p.m. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a hearing on alleged irregularities in how Minnesota regulators dealt with federal regulators over a water pollution permit for the planned PolyMet...