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The same environmental hurdles that Gogbeic Taconite had to clear are the same reasons why controversy revolved around the project. Opponents of the project have proclaimed their concerns of how the mine will harm the environment. Based on where the range is located, most of the concerns were on the possible water pollution from the mining process

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  • Taconite Mining in Silver Bay: A Tale of Extraction and
    Taconite Mining in Silver Bay: A Tale of Extraction and

    Mar 12, 2015 The Reserve Mining Company discharged taconite tailings directly into Lake Superior for 25 years, creating a massive tailings delta and polluting the waters of the lake. When the EPA took Reserve to court in 1973, the town of Silver Bay was divided between a struggle for economic well-being and public health

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  • Overview - Taconite Mining: Technology, Taxes, &
    Overview - Taconite Mining: Technology, Taxes, &

    May 05, 2020 By the late 1960s, however, the environmental impact of the burgeoning taconite industry was felt. Study groups and conferences were established to respond to fears that disposing of tailings into Lake Superior was polluting the lake, wildlife that lived in the environment, and subsequently the drinking water supply of nearby communities

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  • Proposed northern Wisconsin mine brings promise of
    Proposed northern Wisconsin mine brings promise of

    Apr 12, 2011 Gogebic Taconite, or GTac, has proposed building a mine in Ashland and Iron Counties in the Penokee Range, the headwaters of the Bad River, which flows into Lake Superior. A study commissioned by the company showed the open pit iron mine would support 2,834 jobs in a 12-county region of northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and generate a total economic impact of $604 million a year

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  • Iron Mining Association - Minnesota iron mining - our
    Iron Mining Association - Minnesota iron mining - our

    Iron Mining Association of Minnesota 324 West Superior Street, Suite 502 • Duluth, MN 55802 Email: [email protected] • Ph: 218-722-7724 • Fax: 218-720-6707 Minnesota Web Design by W.A. Fisher Co

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  • Sulfide Mining Fact Sheet - MEPartnership
    Sulfide Mining Fact Sheet - MEPartnership

    Sulfide mining is different from traditional iron ore mines and taconite mining (sometimes referred to as ferrous mining). Sulfide mines have never been operated safely – no mine of ... According to PolyMets own Environmental Impact Statement, ongoing water treatment would be required for the site for 500 years. The treatment would likely

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  • Minnesota Iron Mining and the Environment
    Minnesota Iron Mining and the Environment

    The iron mining companies of Minnesota place environmental stewardship as company core values. Before any mining commences, Minnesota iron mines work with stakeholders, local, state and federal agencies; thorough environmental reviews are conducted, and permits to mine include environmental

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  • Iron Range mine could pollute water for up to 500
    Iron Range mine could pollute water for up to 500

    Oct 07, 2013 Mining regulators from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) declined to discuss the issue in detail because the environmental impact statement is not finished

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  • Forty years ago this week: The day they stopped
    Forty years ago this week: The day they stopped

    Mar 13, 2020 The Reserve Mining case captivated Minnesota during the 1970s — the early years of the environmental movement — and was a test of legal strategy and resolve between state officials and a

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  • Taconite Mining and Processing Industry Profile
    Taconite Mining and Processing Industry Profile

    Taconite Mining and Processing Industry Profile Draft Report Prepared for Bryan J. Hubbell U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Innovative Strategies and Economics Group (MD-15) Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 EPA Contract Number 68-D-99-024 RTI Project Number 7647.002.142 September 2001

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  • A Taconite Story: Mining in Northern Wisconsin
    A Taconite Story: Mining in Northern Wisconsin

    Taconite Mining Process Benefits of Mining The primary benefit from mining taconite is economic gain. GTac has estimated that their operations will provide jobs for as many as 700 people directly through mining—2,000 in surrounding towns— for the expected 35-year lifespan of the proposed mine. Costs of Mining

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  • Gogebic Taconite, LLC, former mining project | Wisconsin
    Gogebic Taconite, LLC, former mining project | Wisconsin

    Mar 24, 2014 Gogebic Taconite, LLC, was considering development along a four-mile stretch east of the community of Mellen. However, the DNR received a preapplication withdrawal letter from Gogebic Taconite, LLC, on March 24, 2015 [PDF] for the ferrous mining project located in Iron and Ashland County. The letter follows the February 2015 closing of the

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  • Mining controversy in Wisconsin puts spotlight on
    Mining controversy in Wisconsin puts spotlight on

    Oct 17, 2011 Chemically speaking, it is not difficult to distinguish the environmental impacts of mining iron-bearing oxide ores, like taconite, from those of mining sulfide ores for copper, nickel, platinum

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  • Proposed northern Wisconsin mine brings promise of jobs
    Proposed northern Wisconsin mine brings promise of jobs

    Gogebic Taconite holds an option to lease a 22-mile stretch between Mellen and Upson, from Highway 77 south, with the primary focus on a 4- to 4.5-mile path that crosses the Ashland-Iron county line. U.S. Steel looked very hard at the area in the 1960s and did extensive studies, said Matt Fifield, managing director of the Cline Group, one of the nation's private largest mining companies and

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  • Iron Range mine could pollute water for up to 500 years
    Iron Range mine could pollute water for up to 500 years

    Oct 07, 2013 Mining regulators from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) declined to discuss the issue in detail because the environmental impact statement is not finished

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  • Northshore Mining and environmentalists square off over
    Northshore Mining and environmentalists square off over

    Oct 31, 2014 Environmental groups want the DNR to conduct a thorough analysis of the potential cumulative effects of the project, considering other taconite mines in the area and the proposed PolyMet and

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  • Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the
    Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the

    Feb 21, 2019 Mining activities, including prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range of positive and negative, and direct and indirect ways. Mining can yield a range of benefits to societies, but it may also cause conflict, not least in relation to above-ground and

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  • Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on
    Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on

    In Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range, 1915–2000, Jeffrey T. Manuel examines how the region fought the dislocation that came with economic changes, technological advances, and global shifts in industrial production. On the Iron Range, efforts included the development of taconite mining

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  • The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries - IER
    The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries - IER

    Nov 12, 2020 The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries. During the Obama-Biden administration, hydraulic fracturing was accused of causing a number of environmental problems—faucets on fire, contamination of drinking water, etc.—but the administration’s own Environmental Protection Agency could not validate those accusations

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  • Environmental Risks of Mining
    Environmental Risks of Mining

    Environmental hazards are present during every step of the open-pit mining process. Hardrock mining exposes rock that has lain unexposed for geological eras. When crushed, these rocks expose radioactive elements, asbestos-like minerals, and metallic dust. During separation, residual rock slurries, which are mixtures of pulverized rock and

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  • Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement
    Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    Feb 09, 2006 Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Open Pit Taconite Mine Proposed by Ispat Inland Mining Between Biwabik and McKinley in St. Louis County, MN. A Notice by the Engineers Corps on 02/09/2006. Document Details

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  • Taconite Dreams — University of Minnesota Press
    Taconite Dreams — University of Minnesota Press

    Taconite Dreams is a great example of how, when undertaken intelligently, local historical studies can have global reach. Jeffrey T. Manuel provides a mirror for communities across the world, from the mining regions of South Africa to the oil fields of North Dakota, through which they can assess the opportunities and threats contained in economic development strategies that rely on extractive

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