Saturday, August 28, 2010

MDNRE approves Kennecott's site plan changes without change to mine permit

From Save the Wild UP:

MARQUETTE -- Rio Tinto/Kennecott -- in a letter dated August 4, 2010 -- provided sketchy information describing their recent modifications to their Eagle Project site plan for the sulfide mine on the Yellow Dog Plains.

The company claimed these modifications -- which include moving and expanding several buildings and moving and enlarging the temporary development rock storage area -- will not change the overall footprint of the main surface operation or require any changes to the Mine Permit No. MP 01 2007.

According to Save the Wild UP, a small notice in the Marquette Mining Journal dated August 15, 2010, stated the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) agreed with Kennecott.


Click here for Kennecott's letter to the MDNRE.

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