Fort Belknap Tribes File New Lawsuit Over Mining Pollution

Ron Selden, Indian Country Today

This February 2004 article in Indian Country Today discusses a lawsuit over mining pollution at the Zortman-Landusky mine complex on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes allege that pollution from mine tailings and open-pit excavation in the Little Rocky Mountains continues to pollute streams and groundwater, the tribes say, and the contamination is impacting the adjacent reservation and its residents. They also argue that the quantity of water flowing from the mine areas has been diminished.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Minerals, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science