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The Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake released water into Gold Run Creek today. It was the first water discharged from the former gold mine since June 2003, when the underground pumps were shut off and Homestake was closed.The water was released south of Highway 85 between Pluma and downtown Lead, at the same discharge point used by Homestake Mining Co. when the gold mine was operating.The discharge meets the water-quality standards of the permit issued by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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