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Region 10: the Pacific Northwest
Serving the people of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Native Tribes
Kaaba-Texas Mine Removal, approximately 1/2 mile south of Nighthawk, WA in Okanogan County.
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Tailing piles alongside the Similkameen River are referred to as the Lower Bench tailings pile and the Riverbed tailings pile. When the wind blows or the river rises, these piles are eroded causing potential contaminant exposure to people, wildlife, and the environment.
This time critical removal is expected to take three months.