Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Public meeting on proposed Penokee Iron Ore Mining project to be broadcast Jan. 19

WISCONSIN -- Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast a discussion about the proposed Penokee Iron mining project beginning at 6 p.m. (CST) TONIGHT, Wednesday, Jan. 19. The two-hour live broadcast will include representatives from Gogebic Taconite Company, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), and the Ashland and Iron County Development Associations.

In the second hour of the discussion, which will take place at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, the public is invited to ask questions about this proposal.

The program will be broadcast on KUWS (91.3FM Superior, 102.9FM Ashland), WHSA (89.9FM Brule, 104.7FM Ashland), WHBM (90.3FM Park Falls), WLBL (930 AM Auburndale), and WHAA (89.1 FM Adams). This public affairs event is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio, the Ashland Daily Press, Northland College and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Click here for the agenda of the meeting.

Below are two of the presentations to be discussed during the live broadcast:

Iron Mining in the Gogebic Again?
An Overview of Wisconsin's Regulatory Process
and the Public's Access to Decision Making
Tom Evans, WGNHS

Iron Mining and Iron Resources
Western Gogebic Range, Wisconsin
Bruce A. Brown, WGNHS

Click here for more info from Wisconsin Public Radio and for the live streaming of the program.

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