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Dye study planned at Penn Mine

BOB BERWYN
summit daily news

State and federal experts will use three types of dye to trace water flowing through the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine, above Keystone near the headwaters of the Snake River.

The abandoned mine leaches toxic heavy metals into the river. The Sept. 9 study will try to pinpoint underground pollution sources and identify ground water flow pathways that may be sources of water in contact with polluted. The dye may be highly visible, but is not toxic to aquatic life or people. The study is expected to last approximately two years or until the dye has been observed in subsequent samplings from the monitoring locations.


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