STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Officials examine damage
By Don Davis
Federal, state and local officials begin assessing damage today from last months storms.
They will examine damage to public and some non-profit facilities that occurred during June 20-26 ... Posted on 7/9/13 at 8:18 AM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Northshore mercury roundup
Residents of Silver Bay and Babbitt are invited to turn in their old mercury-laden products and old electronics free of charge during two events sponsored by Cliffs Natural Resources Northshore Mini... Posted on 6/10/13 at 11:00 PM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Mining, Polluted Water, Big Business
We all have heard of toxins in the water. The wheels go round and round.Unfortanately lots of big businsses contribute to these in a community from dumping into the lake, to burning plastic (hospital)... Posted on 4/13/10 at 2:06 AM
RINK & RUN A Houghton Prediction
This prediction from Brandon Veale, sports editor of the Houghton Mining Gazette, leading to Friday's Minnesota Duluth at Michigan Tech series:
Before you declare this series... Posted on 2/4/10 at 2:15 PM
It’s $150 million down for PolyMet, $650 million or so to go. PolyMet plans to mine about 32,000 tons of rock just north of Hoyt Lakes every day, yielding about 76,000 tons of copper each year. But the company first needs tons of cash to get there.
The president of the company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin said Friday he doesn't know if an investigation into whether a mine he previously managed contaminated a Spanish aquifer with arsenic will affect the project here.
An 1,800-page document detailing how a proposed PolyMet copper mine near Hoyt Lakes could affect the environment and how it would comply with state and federal regulations is scheduled to be published in 12 days, on Dec. 6. The release of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement will trigger a public comment period that’s expected to last about three months and include two or three public hearings. Based on feedback, a final document then can be prepared upon which permits, including a permit to mine, can be based and issued.
We don’t do a lot of things today that our parents or grandparents did so innocently in the past. We don’t coat our walls or cabinets with lead-based paint. We have seatbelts in our cars — and we actually use them. We recycle spent motor oil instead of dumping it on the dirt in the back alley.
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