The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Barrick Gold U.S. Inc. has stabilized and secured an 11-acre pile of mercury waste tailings at the Cordero mercury mine, near McDermitt in Humboldt County, Nevada. The work cost approximately $1.3 million.

“Securing the Cordero mine waste will protect surrounding lands and watersheds,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “Barrick Gold worked cooperatively with EPA, BLM and the state of Nevada to ensure a timely and comprehensive solution.”
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