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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota has a long history of iron-ore mining. Sulfide-ore mining for copper and nickel, however, has never been attempted here. In the case of PolyMet, MCEA has led the fight for accountability and true science-based decision-making.

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Sulfide Mining Sierra Club

The mining of copper/nickel sulfide ores is a toxic type of mining that is risky to our environment, our workers and communities, and local economies. Mining sulfide rock releases acid and toxic metals and contaminants that pollute rivers and groundwater for hundreds of years, long after the profits are spent and the products buried in landfills.

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The Threat of Sulfide Mining — Friends of the Boundary

Sulfide mining is especially dangerous in northern Minnesota because of two factors: The water-rich environment and the low-grade quality of the mineral deposits. 1. WATER The clean water and seemingly endless waterways that make so many people treasure northern Minnesota’s wilderness, would also amplify the effects of Acid Mine Drainage.

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Choose this over sulfide mining: renewables, jobs and

Jan 06, 2021· There is nothing magical about locating a sulfide mine in Minnesota that would prevent toxic pollution; if anything, it’s far riskier here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Sulfide Mining Dflec

Northern Minnesota's Waters and Forests Threatened by Sulfide Mining and Industrial Expansion. Located between the North Shore of Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Arrowhead Region is Minnesota's most loved recreation area

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Potential Sulfide Mines WaterLegacy

Minnesota’s three primary watersheds the Lake Superior, Rainy River (Boundary Waters) and Mississippi River Basins all face threats from sulfide mining. The PolyMet (Glencore) NorthMet copper-nickel mine. in the Lake Superior watershed is Minnesota’s first proposed sulfide mine. Other sulfide mines are planned for the near future in the

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In Minnesota, when it comes to pro-sulfide-mining rhetoric

Sep 06, 2019· In Minnesota, when it comes to pro-sulfide-mining rhetoric, look for what is missing Dry stacking of mine waste is not a panacea. Look at the other

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Lawsuit Targets Toxic Copper Mine Threatening Minnesota’s

May 06, 2020· In May 2019, the Trump administration renewed the mining leases on the basis of a cursory environmental assessment by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that failed to consider the well-documented and devastating harm from sulfide-ore copper mining and failed to examine alternative options for lease renewal to increase protection.

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Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine pollution

Sulfide Mining. Clean Water. Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine pollution Status. Active. While PolyMet is the first copper-nickel mine in history to obtain the state permits required to operate in Minnesota, 15 miles to the north, Twin Metals Minnesota poses another grave threat to the state’s north woods. Twin Metals is

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What's Next for PolyMet, Minnesota's First Permitted

If sulfide mining, the most polluting industry in the country, comes to Minnesota, the state doesn’t have the laws or safeguards in place to regulate this toxic industry. There are no standards the industry must meet when it comes to clean water, land reclamation, containing the toxic mining waste, and so on.

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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Trout Unlimited

• Noise, dust and light pollution from 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year mining operations would affect animal behavior and the quiet fishing experience. • Mine infrastructure and additional road traffic would lead to forest fragmentation, which disrupts wildlife travel

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Counterpoint: We need a 'Prove It First' law for mining in

Despite lack of evidence, Twin Metals routinely claims that the technology has improved, and that copper-sulfide mining, which has never been done in Minnesota and has a perfect record of

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Save Our Sky Blue Waters

Dangerous sulfide mining poses an unacceptable risk to the waters, wildlife and people of northern Minnesota and should not be allowed in our water rich environment. Contact the Governor and Lt. Governor at (651) 201-3400. MN Government website linked HERE . Protect our Land, Water, Wildlife and People . Reject Toxic Sulfide Mining!

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Sulfide Mining Near BWCA Ely Minnesota

2 天前· The process of mining copper and nickel are so different from the process of mining iron ore that we, as residents of this area, and anyone who values the BWCA and their experiences here, must look carefully at the downside of sulfide mining and the likelihood of

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Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine pollution

Sulfide Mining. Clean Water. Defending the Boundary Waters from sulfide mine pollution Status. Active. While PolyMet is the first copper-nickel mine in history to obtain the state permits required to operate in Minnesota, 15 miles to the north, Twin Metals Minnesota poses another grave threat to the state’s north woods. Twin Metals is

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Environmentalists Fight Mining Plan By Ivanka Trump's

A coalition of Minnesota businesses, environmental advocates and outdoor recreation groups asked for a summary judgment last month in their lawsuit against the Interior Department and Chilean copper conglomerate Antofagasta’s local subsidiary. The company plans an extensive sulfide-ore mine to extract copper and nickel in Minnesota’s Rainy River watershed, which drains into the protected 1

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Federal agency renews Twin Metals mine leases in Minnesota

May 15, 2019· "The rush to issue mineral leases to Twin Metals and allow them to pursue sulfide-ore mining within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe

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Ivanka Trump's Landlord May Be 'Trying to Buy Her Silence

"Minnesota—the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"—will end up with 10,000 polluted lakes because too many of the politicians who run the State, including both U.S. Senators, care more about sulfide mining

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Exclusive: Biden campaign tells miners it supports

Biden declined this year to commit to opposing copper mining in Minnesota. Environmentalists said this stance seemed born from political calculation rather than a desire to skirt the issue.

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Copper-Nickel Studies and Non-ferrous Mining Minnesota

Copper-nickel mining (also known as "non-ferrous mining") in northern Minnesota is not a new issue for the state. Copper-nickel deposits have been known to exist in northern Minnesota since the 1800s, but it was not until 1948, when deposits were discovered near Duluth, that serious interest in mining these metals developed in the region.

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