Scenic Views

2014-01-19T00:00:00Z Scenic Views Arizona Daily Star
January 19, 2014 12:00 am

■ The mine would permanently damage the area’s "scenic integrity,” the EIS says. That means “forest landscapes that appear extremely altered.”

■ Of nine viewpoints studied for the EIS, four would have permanent, adverse major impacts, including mileposts 44 and 46 along Arizona 83.

■ Mitigation would reduce impacts to views through revegetation of disturbed areas, coloring mine buildings and some concrete structures to blend into the landscape and using commercial technology such as weathering projects to reduce color contrast of the open pit with its surroundings. The mine also would use dust control measures and cap dry stack tailings to keep them from blowing into the air.

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