Reid Announces Support For Three Kids Mine Act

Washington, D.C.  –  Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced his support of the Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act that was introduced in the House by Reps. Heck and Berkley.  This legislation will help the Bureau of Land Management and the City of Henderson clean up a toxic abandoned mine site without costing taxpayers one dime for cleanup.

Senator Reid will introduce companion legislation in the Senate shortly.

“For more than 50 years, this abandoned site has been a hazard to the residents of Henderson,” said Reid.  “Without costing taxpayers a dime, this legislation will help ensure this 1,260 acre land is cleaned-up and safe for our children.”

BACKGROUND:

•    The Three Kids Mine site is a 1,260 acres abandoned manganese mine and mill site located along the south side of Lake Mead Drive, across the highway from Lake Las Vegas, in Henderson.  
•    The bill would direct the BLM to convey the federal portions of the Three Kids Mine site to the City of Henderson’s Redevelopment Agency for fair market value taking into account the cost of reclamation for the mine site.
•    Once it receives title to the land, the Redevelopment Agency will work with a developer to complete the cleanup to meet stringent federal standards and build a residential community in its place.