Petitioned Public Health Assessment

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

This document summarizes environmental and health data for two large, open-pit, cyanide heap leaching, gold mines located adjacent to the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. This public health assessment is a review of information about hazardous substances at the Zortman-Landusky mine and it evaluates whether exposure to these substances might cause any harm to people. Topics that are discussed include the history and background of the Zortman-Landusky mine, environmental contamination data illustrated with detailed tables, and public health information.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Heavy Metals
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Minerals, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Biogeoscience