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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - CO: Toxics

Washington, DC – The laws that govern so-called "hardrock" mining in the West -- for substances such as gold, silver, and uranium -- haven't changed in more than a century. But the U.S. House of Representatives has just passed a bill to reform a mining law that's been in place for 135 years. P

Denver, CO - About 75 percent of mines end up polluting water resources to a greater degree than the predicted amounts established during their original permitting processes. That's the finding of a two-year study that compares predicted pollution levels to the actual amounts of water contamination.

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