PolyMet's Revised Open Pit Copper-Sulfide Mine Plan (SDEIS) Released
SPEAK OUT NOW TO PROTECT MINNESOTA'S WATER RESOURCES
On December 6, 2013, PolyMet's Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) was released by State and Federal agencies. The revised mine plan was ordered after PolyMet's first mine plan received a failing grade from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in February of 2010.
WaterLegacy is reading all of PolyMet's new mine plan documents. Prior drafts and technical reports we’ve seen indicate that PolyMet's copper-sulfide mine would likely violate the Clean Water Act by polluting municipal drinking water and wetlands and tributaries to the St. Louis River. We are also concerned that there is no way to pay for a minimum of 500 years of water treatment required by the plan.
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