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The well-poisoners – Iron Range drinking water is contaminated-The State of Minnesota knew and did nothing.

The following article is by Jennifer Martin-Romme of the Duluth based Zenith City Weekly

Eight drinking wells in northern St. Louis County were found to contain levels of manganese in excess of up to 47 times the state health limit, according to a January 2009 memo from Barr Engineering, a Minneapolis–based environmental consulting company, to […]

Don’t stifle views of those who worry about new mining impact

Don’t stifle views of those who worry about new mining impact…printed in the Ely Timberjay Sept. 19, 2011…image was not included in original printing, we added that.

In Sunday’s Mesabi Daily News, Bill Hanna, headlined his front page with the news article, “Never Mined.” From his bully pulpit Mr.Hanna derided the North House Folk […]

Would you Please Sprinkle a Little Sulfate on my Wild Rice Hot Dish Tommy?

By Mike Hillman A friend of mine told me a few weeks ago that State Representative Tom Rukavina wanted to increase by five times the legal limit we allow for sulfates in our discharge water. “Why would he want to do that,” I asked. “The current standards are too high for the mining companies to […]

Cliffs Cited for Extensive Minnesota Iron Mining Pollution

Three groups today announced their intent to file suit against Cliffs Erie, a subsidiary of Cliffs Natural Resources, for ongoing water pollution from previous taconite iron mining at three sites on Minnesota’s Iron Range. PolyMet Mining Co. plans to utilize two of the sites in order to dispose of wastes from its proposed metallic-sulfide NorthMet […]