Lila Canyon Mine at risk of closure due to month-long fire
An environmental assessment is being prepared by the BLM of Green River District.
“The actions approved in this environmental assessment are focused on extinguishing the fire, and by doing so, prevent damage to equipment and existing mine infrastructure,” said BLM Utah State Director Greg Sheehan in a press release.
The solutions could include drill pads, boreholes, road improvements and a temporary above-ground water pipeline. Although, according to the press release, authorization would be needed through a Title V right of way, and implemented in accordance with 43 CFR Part 2800.
If extinguishable, experts said putting the fire out will be a serious process that could months. The mine may never be up and running again.
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