Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Headwaters: Regulators recommend route for Rio Tinto road

By Gabriel Caplett of Headwaters News
Posted March 21, 2011

MARQUETTE -- Headwaters has obtained more information on developments with Rio Tinto’s proposed Woodland Road/595 ore hauling route.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment one of the alternatives to the original hauling plan, the "Sleepy Hollow" route, would limit impacts on water quality and wildlife and may satisfy federal and state guidelines. The Sleepy Hollow route would start at the Eagle Mine and head down county roads Triple A, 510, the Red Road, Sleepy Hollow, and the Wolf Lake road, connecting with M-28/US-41 in Humboldt Township.

According to a February 28 email Jerry Fulcher told Marquette County Road Commission engineer Jim Iwanicki to consider pursuing this route. ... Click here to read this article on Headwaters News.

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