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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Dewey-Humbolt Residents Worry about What the Old Mine Has Left Behind

The Humboldt Smelter sits just off of Main Street in Dewey-Humboldt. The smelter has been out of use since the 1960s, but toxic metals are still coming from the sites.
Zac Ziegler

The town of Dewey-Humboldt, just east of Prescott owes its existence to mining. 

The mining and smelting operations there produced over one-hundred-million-dollars since the 1870s. 

But the industry that was the town’s lifeblood may now be responsible for making the residents sick. 

Residents of Dewey-Humboldt gathered at the local elementary school last week.

They came to hear the latest on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans for the area. 

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