DEQ Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Mine Amendment in Jefferson County
June 23, 2021
HELENA—The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts from a proposed tailing reprocessing project at the Golden Sunlight Mine. The Golden Sunlight Mine is located approximately five miles northeast of Whitehall, Montana in Jefferson County.
The project, an amendment to their current operating permit, would allow Golden Sunlight to excavate and reprocess tailings and extend the life of the mine by up to 12 years. Golden Sunlight would excavate tailings from Tailing Storage F...