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Jun 23, 2012
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The 257 fire is 100% contained and the access to Oak Flat campground is reopen

I do not know about the Devil's (Gaan) Canyon access or the refuge.

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From maricopa, AZ
Joined Feb 14, 2006
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Jun 24, 2012
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devil's is open. the fire went up to raptor ridge, and burned areas near the matchstick, godhead, and faulty towers. Getting around Godhead should be pretty easy now! Ben Beard
From Superior, AZ
Joined Jun 9, 2009
240 points
Jul 4, 2012
manuel rangel wrote:
"Are you sure the tailings piles hadn't been capped long ago and it wasn't just clay and dust from failed planting (topsoil) blowing off?" Does it matter what kind of dust was blowing in the town? It came from the pile the mine dumped right next to the highway. I'm sure Az has plenty of dust production already. We don't need a huge pile of any kind of shit next to the valley. It is already unhealthy and RCM only wants to add to our misery.

RCM want to mine copper.

There is a difference between coal dust, silica dust, limestone dust, and salt dust. Ask a miner with silicosis or black lung.

The dust exposures in PHX are insignificant relative to what underground miners are exposed to (I'd imagine - not exactly up on city dwellers exposure data). Its what 3-5 dust storms a year? Sitting in traffic down there has to be worse for you than a couple dust storms.
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Jul 4, 2012
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Exactly my point, there already is enough pollution to breathe in, Mr CnM.

RCM wants to mine copper and put their trash in our atmosphere after they have taken the value out of it. Put it back in the hole it came from.
manuel rangel
From Tempe, Arizona
Joined Jan 27, 2006
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Jul 5, 2012
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ClimbandMine wrote:
Its what 3-5 dust storms a year?

We had close to that many last week alone. Monsoon season in Phoenix has become more dust and less rain over the years as our state wide drought continues on.
From Tacoma, Toyota
Joined Sep 11, 2008
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Jul 19, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: The loaf



We have a page dedicated to educating the public, has the history of the Oak Flat issue, folks can donate to continue our efforts to save Oak Flat from being destroyed, help folks write a letter to politicians and a petition to sign.

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