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Mine's Reopening Causes Water Concerns

Sandy McVey, project manager, explains construction at the Shafter Mine Project in Shafter. Photo by Mike Graczyk for the San Angelo Standard Times.

After 70 years, the Shafter Silver Mine has been reopened. Production has begun for what the mine’s new owner believes will be a lucrative run lasting as long as 10 years. But the company’s public filings on the amount of water the mine will remove from the area’s underground water table has some area residents and politicians concerned. Lorne Matalon reports.