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Dust suppressant tested in Nine Mile Canyon

Dust suppressant tested in Nine Mile Canyon

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management this summer is testing out a dust suppressant in Nine Mile Canyon near Price, hoping to find a way to mitigate the impacts of dust on ancient rock art.

Trucks working gas fields in the area kick up dust as they drive through the canyon, raising concerns for thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs in the area.

The BLM and county officials are trying out a dust suppressant that could replace magnesium chloride, which has shown to be corrosive in other environments.

The BLM is continuing a larger environmental impact study on the possibility of expanding gas development in the area.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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