Phosphate Mines Idaho

In this 2009 file photo, phosphate ore is dug up and transported from Monsanto Company’s South Rasmussen Mine site near Soda Springs, Idaho. Federal officials have released a final plan for five open-pit phosphate mines and reclamation work in East Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company about 14 miles east of Soda Springs.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work in eastern Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service released the jointly-prepared final environmental impact statement Friday for the Dairy Syncline Mine Project about 14 miles east of Soda Springs.

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