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Nevada Mining Partnership Program

Organization Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.epa.gov/Region9/cross_pr/innovations/mining.html
Geographic Scope Nevada
Issue Air Pollution/Quality, Green Technologies/Innovations, Hazardous Waste & Materials, Pollution Prevention
Sector Mining and Minerals
Type Of Assistance Technical Assistance, Voluntary or Partnership Programs
Description This program is a partnership between EPA, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and four major gold mining companies. The goal of the program is to achieve significant, permanent, and rapid reductions in mercury air emissions from gold mining operations. By using a voluntary partnership approach, the mines install emission control equipment and institute pollution prevention process changes well in advance of what would have been required through a regulatory rule making process.

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