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Iron Mining Association

Minnesota Iron Mining Our communities state and nation depend on it The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota s IMA mission is to promote an iron ore industry that will provide long-term growth and prosperity for all stakeholders through profitability in a competitive global market...

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Minnesota Iron

Minnesota has the largest deposits of iron ore in the United States and northern Minnesota has been mining iron ore for 130 years 26 years after Minnesota became a state in 1858 The majority of iron mined is used to make steel which has been used to build infrastructure appliances vehicles and so many other things that make our modern...

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What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining Industry

Apr 25 2017 0183 32 For example lead ore mining in Galena Kansas between 1980 and 1985 triggered about 500 subsidence collapse features that led to the abandonment of the mines in the area The entire mining site was later restored between 1994 and1995 Loss Of Biodiversity Often the worst effects of mining activities are observed after the mining process has...

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BHP reports damage to Aboriginal heritage site near

Feb 23 2021 0183 32 Mining giant BHP has reported damage to a culturally significant site in Western Australia s iron ore-rich Pilbara region Join 17 Million Subscribers Subscribe for free to get the latest...

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Fact Check Trump Brought Minnesota s Iron Range Roaring

A 52 percent increase in employment means a lot of money in the economy in northeastern Minnesota said Kelsey Johnson president of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota It means that families are able to pay for their necessities and have a little...

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Mining environmental concerns put Boundary Waters on the

Oct 31 2018 0183 32 Mining and wilderness on the screen Just this week amidst a deluge of political ads blanketing Minnesota s television screens this election season two environmental groups launched a...

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Mining Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Overview of mining types and issues in Minnesota Mining projects Current activity in Minnesota More information Mercury wild rice other government oversight etc Contact us 651-296-6300 or 800-657-3864 Email us Staff directory Regional offices Environmental emergencies 24 hrs 800-422-0798 Social Facebook Twitter YouTube Sign...

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Twin Metals submits formal plans for mine near the

Dec 18 2019 0183 32 If approved the Twin Metals project would be the first underground mine to operate in Minnesota in more than 50 years since the Pioneer iron ore mine...

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Iron Range mine could pollute water for up to 500 years

Oct 07 2013 0183 32 Josephine Marcotty has covered the environment in Minnesota for eight years with expertise in water quality agriculture critters and mining...

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The Environmental Impact of Mining Different Mining

Mar 04 2020 0183 32 Mining remains an essential and growing part of the modern industry By some estimates it makes up nearly 45 of the total global economy and mineral production continues to increase as demand for raw materials grows around the world However many mining techniques still in use can have serious impacts on both the mining site itself and the surrounding environment...

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Minnesota Supreme Court hands victory to PolyMet copper mine

Feb 24 2021 0183 32 FILE - In this Feb 10 2016 file photo is a former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes Minn that would become part of a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine...

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SPECIAL REPORT Why is mining still so dangerous

May 20 2019 0183 32 The knowledge of how to make mining safer has been collated into codes of practice guidelines and ultimately ILO Convention 176 on Health and Safety in Min Adopted in 1995 C176 sets out a framework for countries to create a safe mining environment with requirements for companies and rights for workers...

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Explore Minnesota

Iron ore mining first occurred in Minnesota on the Vermilion Iron Range in 1884 followed by the Mesabi Iron Range 1892 Cuyuna Range 1911 and the Fillmore County District 1941 The first mines on the Mesabi exploited the Environmental Impact Statement before the approval of any permits The major issues will generally relate to water...

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Minnesota s Copper and Nickel Deposits are World Class

Minnesota has a long history of mining iron ore which continues to this day In fact nearly 75 percent of the iron ore produced in the United States is mined in Minnesota However many people may not be aware of the fact that Minnesota has some of the largest undeveloped copper and nickel deposits in the world These massive deposits hold an estimated 4 billion tons of copper nickel and...

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Key Inuit organization signals it will oppose Baffinland

Feb 22 2021 0183 32 Key Inuit organization signals it will oppose Baffinland iron ore mine expansion Niall McGee Mining reporter Published February 22 2021 Updated February 22 2021...

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What effect does mining Iron Ore have on the environment

Sep 16 2009 0183 32 The energy used to mine iron depends on the mine system itself like I said there is no one way to mine any ore that EVERYONE us Perhaps the way to minimize energy used to mine ore is to find a way to REUSE the iron/steel we already have I hope this was helpful I don t have all the answers so keep searching for them...

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Minnesota Mining Laws

Minnesota Rules parts 61310100-0340 cover peatland mining operations Minnesota Rules parts 61320100-5300 cover nonferrous metallic mineral mining 5 Environmental review and permits The state has adopted an environmental policy under Minnesota Statutes secs 116D01-045 and an environmental rights law under Minnesota Statutes secs...

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Iron Range is back in business Trump takes credit says

The project has drawn support from mining groups that say the project would boost the area s economy while environmental advocates have said it could cause irreparable damage to the Boundary Waters...

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Minnesotans opposed to new mining near Boundary Waters

Voters also prioritized the environment when asked if providing jobs or protecting the environment was more important when it comes to mining Statewide 66 said the environment was a higher...

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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota has a long history of iron-ore mining Sulfide-ore mining for copper and nickel however has never been attempted here In the case of PolyMet MCEA has led the fight for accountability and true science-based decision-making...

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Conflicted Over Copper PolyMet copper

Jun 12 2020 0183 32 The next year the company took ownership of an ore processing plant in northeastern Minnesota formerly owned by LTV Mining Company and used for taconite The site proposed for the project comprises approximately 19 000 acres spread across the headwaters of the St Louis River near the towns of Babbitt and Hoyt Lak...

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Mining in Minnesota Minnesota DNR

In the past iron ore was mined on three iron ranges - the Cuyuna Mesabi and Vermilion - and also in Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota Today only the Mesabi Range still has iron ore/taconite mining taking place Clay is mined in the Minnesota River Valley Clay is used in making bricks porcelain tiles and medicin...

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USDA Cancels Environmental Study Allows Mining Near

A 2017 poll of Minnesota voters showed an overwhelming majority 79 percent supported the two-year pause in mining to conduct an environmental review while a majority 59 percent opposed the siting of sulfide-ore copper mines near Boundary Waters altogether...

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Minnesota Iron Mining and the Environment

The iron mining companies of Minnesota place environmental stewardship as company core valu Before any mining commences Minnesota iron mines work with stakeholders local state and federal agencies thorough environmental reviews are conducted and permits to mine include environmental...

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Environmental Risks of Mining

This type of mining is particularly damaging to the environment because strategic minerals are often only available in small concentrations which increases the amount of ore needed to be mined Environmental hazards are present during every step of the open-pit mining process Hardrock mining exposes rock that has lain unexposed for geological...

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