It was U.S. Mining that backed out of negotiation with the Harbour 
District.  Hopefully they heard the environmental concerns of the public.  The Harbour District, however, was still interested.  It concerns me that the Harbour 
district seems so desperate to find tenants that they are ready to allow another polluting industry to release toxic chemicals into our air and water.  The contamination at the mill site has not been cleaned up.  While corrosive liquids were removed from above ground tanks, the ground underneath the mill site is still full of carcinogenic toxins.  There are still dioxin and PCBs in Humboldt Bay. (See the latest issue of the North Coast Journal p.4) We need to encourage businesses that will promote a cleaner healthier environment.

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