Posted by: Bob Payne | September 9, 2011

PolyMet takes next steps for controversial mine in Minnesota

Plans are moving ahead for a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a type of mining new to the state, but in other parts of the world similar mines are polluting rivers and lakes. The old LTV mine north of Aurora, on the eastern edge of Minnesota’s Iron Range, is a bleak, windswept place, ringed by piles of waste rock. They look like flat-topped pyramids, about as high as a 20-story building. Eight years ago, the mine closed and the company went bankrupt, and now the hills are covered with grasses and young trees.


  1. How to tackle the conflicts between resource use, development , progress and well being requires deep study and concerted effort from scientists, resource planners, administrators, politicians and the people who suffer and gain

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