Hunt for gold in Washington’s waterways dredges up conflict

Aired: 1/25/2016 | 0:07:25 | Clip
Gold fever is alive in the mountains of Washington state, but the use of new machinery in waterways is causing conflict with activists. Local fishermen are pushing for regulations on hydraulic dredging, a method that boosts the efficacy of small-scale mining operations but may cause lasting damage to fish populations in the area. Special correspondent Nils Cowan of KCTS reports.