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Largely anti-mine crowd speaks out at DNR public hearing

HURLEY (WKOW) -- As of 2:00 p.m., over 70 people had testified at the DNR's public hearing on Gogebic Taconite's bulk sampling plan for their proposed mine site along Highway 77 in Iron and Ashland Counties, with the overwhelming majority speaking out against it.

The hearing began at 10:00 a.m. and is scheduled to run until 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

DNR officials started the hearing with a brief informational presentation, saying that Gogebic Taconite's plan for bulk sampling is being reviewed, but that the company has yet to submit all of the information needed for a permit.

Bulk sampling will entail Gogebic Taconite removing about 4,000 tons of rock from the site and moving it off-site for testing and analysis.  The company hopes to begin the process this fall.

 

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