Rio Tinto is a leading global mining group that focuses on finding, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources. The Holden Mine remediation project is a federally mandated cleanup located in a remote spot in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest above Lake Chelan in north-central Washington State. The project sits next to Holden Village, a spiritual retreat center than has operated on the site for more than 50 years. Rio Tinto never owned or operated the Holden Mine but, through a series of acquisitions, agreed to pay for and manage the cleanup.
Tom Zimmer is the Holden Site Project Manager. He is the one everyone reports to locally and the one everyone counts on. If anyone knows the answer, it is Tom. As this project wraps up, Tom will discuss what the end of the Rio Tinto Holden Mine Reclamation Project means, and what has been accomplished.