Tom Meixner Featured in National Geographic Article "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up"

Photo Tom Meixner
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

HAS Professor Tom Meixner was featured in a National Geographic article, "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up," on April 25, 2019. The article was part of the daily news summary sent to President Robbins and his administration in late April.

The article explores the potential environmental implications of the proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona. Meixner explained, "To operate, the mine would use around 5 million gallons of water per day, and somewhere around 5,000 acre-feet of water per year, equivalent to the water usage of 25,000 Tucson reisdents."

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