Outdoor Idaho

Silver Valley Rising

Season 23 Episode 1 | 26m 49s

The richest silver producing region in the world closed in 1981. In 1983, the Environmental Protection Agency declared a 21 square mile area of the Silver Valley a Superfund site. The Silver Valley is starting to rebound. We explore the history of mining, heavy metal poisoning, superfund issues and other challenges and the opportunities facing Idaho's remarkable Silver Valley.

Aired: 10/20/05

Rating: TV-G

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