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Citizens share concerns over mine plans

Citizens express concern over potential impact of mine dust on local residences

he Cheyenne office of the Department of Air Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division held a public hearing Tuesday night.

The goal was to listen to citizen concerns regarding the impact on ambient air quality of construction and operation of the Keyhole State Project, a 317-acre bentonite mine that has been permitted a couple miles southeast of Pine Haven.

Before any comments, division administrator Nancy Vier asked if any representative from Black Hills Bentonite LLC, the company who plans to open the Keyhole State Project, was in attendance and would like to make a statement; none was present...