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Nevada residents win settlement of up to $19.5M over mine pollution

Rural neighbors of an abandoned World War II-era copper mine that has leaked toxic chemicals in northern Nevada for decades have won up to a $19.5 million settlement from companies they accused of covering up the contamination.<p>Atlantic Richfield Co. and its parent BP America Inc. acknowledged no …

1932 gold prospecting in San Gabriel Canyon

<i>Sep. 1932: Prospector holds small gold nuggets found in the East Fork of the San Gabriel River.</i><p>In a Sep. 25, 1932 Los Angeles Times front page story Jean Bosquet reported:<p>If you can imagine such a thing as a leisurely gold rush, then you can go out along the noisy banks of the East Fork of the San …

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