Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 10/21/1998
October 25, 2023
OCTOBER 21, 1998
An apparent cyanide leak from an impoundment pond liner caused groundwater quality violations at Golden Sunlight Mine, and the mine was under investigation by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Golden Sunlight first detected the cyanide in a monitoring well on August 3.
At the Whitehall Town Council meeting on October 13, the council voted unanimously to approve initial changes to the town water sprinkling ordinance. The former Whitehall sprinkler ordinance designated days Whitehall residents could legally sprinkle lawns. Water meters were installed as...