Sulfide mining has never been done in Minnesota. This type of mining produces acid mine drainage in a self-perpetuating reaction that releases toxic heavy metals for 500 years or more. Get Involved: The Mining Committee meets by phone on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm.
The following is a statement from Paul Austin, Executive Director of Mining Truth member Conservation Minnesota in response to today's DNR adequacy finding on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed PolyMet mine in Northern Minnesota.
Mining Truth. 11K likes. Sulfide mining pollution would forever change Minnesota, including the Boundary Waters, Lake Superior, and our economy. Mining...
Apr 05, 2018· Sulfide Mining - Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Peer-reviewed research shows that groundwater polluted by sulfide mining would Tinto are developing proposals for sulfide mining in northern Minnesota.
Minnesota is poised to become a global leader in supplying the copper, nickel and precious metals that are essential to our way of life. And with new technologies and a comprehensive environmental review and permitting process, we'll set the standard for environmentally responsible mining, right here in Minnesota.
Sulfide Mining Activity in Northeastern Minnesota Using best information available 10.1.2011 Potential Mine Sites Watershed Boundary Lakes and Rivers Boundary Waters Wilderness Superior National Forest • BWCAW Entry Points National Forest Drilling Zone Active State Mineral Leases Proposed 2011 State Mineral Leases
The PolyMet project is the first proposed sulfide mine in Minnesota, located near waters that flow into Lake Superior. Another proposed mine by Twin Metals would operate next to the Boundary ...
The proposed permits do not protect the water, wildlife, people and future generations from the long-term impacts of toxic sulfide mining. Sulfide mining is simply too risky to be allowed in the water-rich environment of northeastern Minnesota.
Tell the truth. Northern Minnesota's forests and lakes are the target of sulfide mining proposals that could forever change the region. Research showed a lack of awareness for the risks these mines pose to Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters.
Feb 28, 2012· If Minnesota is going to consider allowing this new type of mining here, its citizens deserve to know the truth. The Friends released five short …
PolyMet Minings copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, will create jobs, tax revenues ... PolyMet Mining > NorthMet Project > NorthMet at a Glance . NorthMet at a Glance ... Phase II involves construction and operation of a hydrometallurgical plant to treat nickel sulfide concentrates into upgraded nickel-cobalt hydroxide and recover ...
These are mining companies who are both seeking to build controversial new copper and nickel mines in Minnesota. The mines would extract the metals from sulfide ore, which creates harmful sulfuric acid when exposed to air and water; environmentalists worry this could leak into the water supply through "acid mine drainage."
Mining Truth: About those jobs, jobs, jobs (Part 2) Organized labor and Iron Range DFL politicians have been very supportive of proposed sulfide mining projects in northeastern Minnesota. Taconite mining in Minnesota is an industry with a higher proportion of union membership than nearly any other in the private sector industry in Minnesota.
The proposed underground sulfide mining project by Twin Metals LLC in northeastern Minnesota includes over 30,000 acres containing disseminated mineralization of copper/nickel and associated trace metals bonded to sulfide ores.
While mining is already prevalent in northern Minnesota, the majority of the mining that takes place there is for iron. The proposed project would expand copper and nickel sulfide mining, which produces sulfuric acid runoff.
Metallic sulfide mining is a type of mining never before permitted in the land of 10,000 lakes. 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.
PolyMet Mining Truth Copper-nickel mining, sometimes mischaracterized as sulfide mining, has been done safely. It may be new to Minnesota, but the truth is, it's not new to our region.
Truth behind the numbers on mining jobs. ... for-sure-and-certain negative impacts of more mining–especially sulfide-ore copper mining–and especially Twin Metals or any other potential projects in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness watershed. ... and political future for Northeastern Minnesota depends on excluding copper mining from ...
Polymet 101 or The essentials of Copper Sulfide Mining Revisited-A Summary Todate "They (Polymet?) have the reputation of getting it right the first time!" Glencore the Beast – You should know about Glencore! Political Mayhem regarding Copper Mining for a region of Minnesota better known for clean air, beautiful lakes and recreational ...
Sulfide-Ore Copper Mining and the Risks. Fish & Their Prey Directly at Risk • Exposing sulfide minerals in ore, waste rock and mine pit walls to air and water ...
MCEA is a member of the Mining Truth coalition, which includes Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and Conservation Minnesota. Sulfide mining in Minnesota would affect many of our treasured places, including Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters.
Sulfide mining, a form of hard rock mining that doesn't include iron ore, has never been done in Minnesota before. The purpose of sulfide mining is the extraction of a variety of metals, like copper, nickel or platinum.
Sulfide mining is different from our traditional iron mining and holds the potential for long-lasting toxic pollution. We urge Dayton to respond to four simple, common-sense questions when considering proposals for sulfide mining in Minnesota.
Co-founded Mining Truth, the coalition that launched sulfide mining from an unknown issue into one of the most hotly debated environmental issues in the history of Minnesota. Co-lead the Campaign to Defend Lake Superior responding to the threat of the PolyMet mine proposal.
Mining Truth is a combined effort of Conservation Minnesota, the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. The goal of the coalition is to provide a resource for Minnesotans to get the facts about sulfide mining and its long-lasting impacts.
Mining Truth is a coalition of Conservation Minnesota, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. Mining Truth was formed in 2012 to provide a resource for Minnesotans to get the facts about sulfide mining and its long-lasting impacts.
Because of this we co-founded Mining Truth, the coalition that launched sulfide mining from an unknown issue into one of the most hotly debated environmental issues in Minnesota. We also participate in a number of other coalitions – all working together to protect Minnesota's great outdoors. As an organization, we do more than make noise.
TruthToTell and CivicMedia/Minnesota traveled to the University of Minnesota at Duluth (UMD) to air/televise the 5 th in our series of LIVE Community Connections forums the night of June 12 in the auditorium of the Labovitz School of Business & Economics (LSBE) –this one on the impacts of copper/nickel mining enterprises on Northeastern ...