San Benito Mountain Emergency Closure

Date: May 29, 2008
Author: Terry Flood

The BLM and Clear Creek Management Area has posted the entire area as "Emergency Closure" because of the asbestos health issues from previous mining in that area all around New Idria.

There were brand new major signs dated just a couple of weeks ago about a major resolution that included up to $5,000 fines for anyone caught up there. They forbid any public access to almost all of the roads in that area.