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Historic American Flat mill to be razed

The former United Comstock Merger Mill at American Flat is to be razed following a U.S. Bureau of Land Management decision issued Wednesday, which found the former mill site to be a public safety issue. “We want to be proactive. We don’t want to wait” for something bad to happen, BLM Field Manager Leon Thomas said. Thomas issued the demolition decision. “The only pressing concern was public safety. We have the public putting themselves in harm’s way.” The mill site was first closed in January 1997 following a 1996 death at the site. A 2008 audit by the Department of …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 6, 2013 02:26AM Published Apr 7, 2013 01:42AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.