DEIR Response from Banner Mountain Homeowners Association
As an integral part of the reopening of the Idaho Maryland Min the mine will be pumping 50 years of collected water out of the mine in order to operate.
Given that Banner Mountain is uphill from the mine, we are very concerned that many wells on the mountain could be affected.
The IMMC did not provide ANY protection or mitigation for Banner Mountain residents for any affect on their wells due to this dewatering.
We commissioned 2 independent professional hydrogeologists, Steve Baker of Nevada City and Tom Myers of Reno to review the IMM DEIR and provide comments on our behalf. Our cover letter and their comments are available at the following three links: