Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Superior Watershed Partnership to seek public input at meetings on monitoring Rio Tinto mine, Humboldt Mill, transport routes

MARQUETTE -- Please join the Superior Watershed Partnership for an update regarding their Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) on-going, independent assessment of the Rio Tinto Mine, Humboldt Mill and transportation routes.

Monitoring includes verification of Rio Tinto's permit requirements for groundwater, surface water, wildlife, plant life as well as additional monitoring of other potential impacts including air quality.

Members of the public, community organizations, tribes and others are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program, ask questions and provide recommendations for additional monitoring.

CEMP Community Meetings are hosted by SWP and independent of the forums held by Rio Tinto. You can also provide feedback by calling the SWP at (906)228-6095 ext.20 or on-line at www.cempmonitoring.org.

Here is the Community Meetings Schedule:

Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Humboldt Township Hall -- 244 CR FAF, Champion
Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Powell Township School -- 101 Deutsch Ave, Big Bay
Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Baraga Best Western Hotel -- 900 US41, Baraga
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.* Lakeview Arena – 401 E. Fair Ave, Marquette

* Note time change from original posting.
Community meetings are held quarterly to report to the public and seek additional input.

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