DEQ Requests more Information on Yellowstone Mining Application

Crevice Mining Group LLC wants to mine for gold on border of national park

By Molly Priddy

BOZEMAN — Montana environmental officials have once again asked a company for more information about its plan to mine for gold on the border of Yellowstone National Park.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that the Department of Environmental Quality has asked Crevice Mining Group LLC to resubmit its application for the second time in less than a year.

The state says the most recent application was missing information, such as how the company will manage wastewater, the potential for acid drainage and how much land it will disturb.

The DEQ also asked Crevice to resubmit its application in April because it was concerned about plans to combine different types of permits. Company head Michael Werner says he is surprised the problems with the recent application didn’t come up at that time.

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