Fly over abandoned SLO County mercury mine

The Rinconada mercury mine is one of several abandoned mercury mines in San Luis Obispo County. Two of the old mines, the Klau and Buena Vista, are now Superfund sites on the EPA's National Priorities List.
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The Rinconada mercury mine is one of several abandoned mercury mines in San Luis Obispo County. Two of the old mines, the Klau and Buena Vista, are now Superfund sites on the EPA's National Priorities List.

Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.