"I am concerned about the traffic generated by the mine," council member David Bagley said. "I cannot be convinced there will not be a public nuisance or a risk to public safety from the operation of this mine."
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Mr. Bagley said he lacked full authority over the bank's far-flung affiliates, which each had its own compliance officer.
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