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A debate whether California gold miners should backing up the bottoms of our rivers is hitting the courts.
The controversy is about a process called suction dredge -- -- A practice -- for the last four years until the state courts can decide on new environmental regulations.
Gasoline motor suction dredge mining advocate like Craig Lindsay want to get scenes and gold mine in the water.
Section dredging provides the best way to extract -- from -- river environment.
It costs this miners look for gold by diving underwater.
Using or inch wide hosted -- dirt and gravel to -- goal.
Take that ethic of hard work individualism.
And trying to make a living by using our skills.
Just like the 49ers.
But opponents used suction dredge mining as a harmful form of technology.
That and pax clean water to endangered species and Mercury dispersal.
A section -- machine.
It's accept that Mercury and it blows it up into tiny little pieces.
Those pieces are now much more toxic much more available to be absorbed into the bodies -- fish.
The insects when human beings eat fish contaminated with this Mercury it is absolutely toxic.
The department of fish and wildlife acknowledges that action dredge mining and -- the environments.
They've been asked by the state to offer recommendations.
-- Baden explains the agency's limitations.
We don't have the ability to regulate all the impacts to the environment that we've -- -- -- And those recommendations might affect the outcome of extending the ban or getting -- -- -- to work.
In Fresno California Michelle -- -- Fox News it.
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