Oak Flat & Apache Leap

10-15-19

This is my home…where I live and how it is being destroyed. I am new here 2 years, Native Americans have been here for centuries. Their loss is our disgrace.

A Copper Mine Near Superior and Oak Flat Campground Is Set to Destroy a Unique, Sacred Recreation Area — for Fleeting Benefits

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/a-copper-mine-near-superior-and-oak-flat-campground-is-set-to-destroy-a-unique-sacred-recreation-area-for-fleeting-benefits-7287269

Because of a land-swap law signed by President Obama in December, though, much of the Oak Flat area appears destined to be destroyed — as if hit by a meteor.

The fun, beauty, and reverence for Oak Flat will cease long before then, when the mined-out honeycombed structure below it will make the surface too risky for visitors.

After the Resolution Copper Mine company takes title, it plans to go deep underground to scoop out more than 1,000 feet of rich copper ore deposits buried beneath Oak Flat. When it’s done in few decades — or possibly before it’s done — the beautiful landscape, sacred to some, will turn into a circular, crater-like pile of rubble about a mile across and up to 1,000 feet deep.

“It’s unimaginable what people could do with something so blessed,” says Windsler

…I have contacted the author asking if he will write an update, this place is getting scary…there is much to discover and uncover…things like water usage and what sources…tailing placement and storage…I met am old time miner in town today at the grocery store, I am to meet with him on the 17th, he spent 20 years under ground here, all of the old timers I meet here are totally 100% against what is taking place…the potential of Oak Flat just collapsing, caving in is mind boggling, the fact that it will be unsafe to even walk there ought tom open eye’s…so..as I gather knowledge and resources I’ll be sharing…Save Oak Flat!…

…in PDF form…

Oak Flat Campground and Resolution Copper: Plans to Destroy Rock-Climbing, Birding Area for Fleeting Financial Benefits | Phoenix New Times

…part of Oak Flat…

…this is where I live looking east to Apache Leap…

…Picket Post Mt…this is what I see from my front door…

…I have also been monitoring the air quality for Superior and the Mill in Miami AZ for sulfur dioxide using the null.school Earth map which uses data from NASA, there isn’t a State placed monitor here in Superior…I will be posting the guidelines for emissions from the EPA and related materials as time allows…

The Experts Have Spoken: Disbanded Particulate Pollution Panel Finds EPA Standards Don’t Protect Public Health

The Independent Panel’s deliberations, demands for further research, and unanswered questions highlight how broken the EPA process is.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/10/22/experts-have-spoken-disbanded-particulate-pollution-panel-finds-epa-standards-dont

…10/22/19…we have had a pretty windy day today so the reading will be high no matter what…