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Buckhorn Mine permit under review

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CHESAW — The state Department of Ecology is getting ready to renew a water quality permit for the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw, and has released a draft for review.

Operated by Crown Resources, the gold mine’s new permit will be more protective of water quality and the environment, an Ecology news release said.

The new 5-year permit will give Crown Resources one year of interim pollution discharge limits before coming into compliance with more rigorous standards. Under the new permit,…

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