BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) - Bisbee's underground mine tour may close.
Bisbee officials say the mining company that owns the property has notified the southeastern Arizona city that it is terminating the lease for the Queen Mine Tour because of safety concerns.
According to city officials, safety concerns cited by Freeport-McMorRan include radon gas found in the mine.
The lease termination would take effect in 60 days, but Bisbee officials say they've referred the matter to the city attorney.
The tour is a popular tourist attraction.
The mine was closed as a working mine by Phelps Dodge Corp. in 1975.
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