Monte Cristo cleanup

September 16, 2012
National Forest Supervisor Jennifer Eberlien (right) and Darrington District Ranger Peter Forbes use a hemlock log to cross the river along the Monte Cristo trail, August 28. More than 100 years after the last gold and silver mines closed here, a federally mandated hazardous waste clean-up of leftover arsenic is set to begin. From the spring of 2013 to the summer of 2015, the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest plans to close the mining ghost town to the public. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

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