Genesis Alkali mine visited by U.S. senator, secretary of labor last week

The Genesis Alkali trona mine west of Green River hosted a tour for U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta Tuesday.

According to Enzi, he invites the secretaries he meets to visit Wyoming and when Enzi invited Acosta during his confirmation hearings, he took the senator up on the offer. The two spent two days in Wyoming, touring the North Antelope Rochelle Mine south of Gillette, the Wind River Job Corps Center near Riverton, as well as the trona mine.

Acosta said he has visited other mines in the past, but admits the scale Wyoming mines operate at is much l...


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