Nevada Irrigation District Mercury Remediation Project Makes Feinstein’s Appropriations List

By: Susan Snider, YubaNet

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 31, 2010 – On May 13 Senator Diane Feinstein announced her Appropriations requests for FY 2011 — a list of 23 projects throughout California which includes everything from repairs to the historic penitentiary on Alcatraz Island to grant funding for local Fire Safe Councils.

After months of waiting, Nevada Irrigation Assistant Manager Tim Crough was pleased to see that the district’s mercury removal project at Combie Reservoir made the list as well. If Feinstein’s requests are approved by Congress — and NID’s project remains on the list — the district will receive enough funding to begin the project under the Environmental Protection Agency.

NID is seeking $3,000,000 under the Appropriations Request, an amount which will allow the district to dredge sediments for the first year of the 3-5 year project.

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