G-Tac resubmits bulk sample plan to DNR

By KBJR News 1

G-Tac resubmits bulk sample plan to DNR

December 3, 2013 Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM CDT

Hurley, Wis (NNCNOW.com) -- Gogebic Taconite has resubmitted their bulk sampling plan to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

G–Tac submitted a bulk sampling plan in June, however, the DNR requested more information about their bulk sampling procedures and blasting activity.

On Nov. 25, the company submitted their revised plan addressing the DNR's questions to build a four mile long Iron Ore Mine in Ashland and Iron counties.

G–Tac's revised plan is to conduct bulk sampling on three sites instead of five.

The company plans to excavate less than 10,000 tons of rock from the three sample sites in the Penokee Hills.

However, the company may need to apply for more permits.

"What we have been trying to figure out and have been asking questions about is weather they would need an air permit or a waste water discharge permit. We know for sure a waste water permit but we are not through with our review of the revised bulk sampling plan that we received a couple of days ago," said Ann Coakley, Dir. of Waste Management for the Wis. DNR.

The DNR has 14 days to review the new bulk sampling plan.

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