Wis. DNR issues storm water permit to G-Tac

By KBJR News 1

Wis. DNR issues storm water permit to G-Tac

February 13, 2014 Updated Feb 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM CDT

Madison, Wis. (NNCNOW.com) -- The Wisconsin DNR has issued Gogebic Taconite a Storm Water Permit to conduct bulk sampling at the proposed iron ore mine site in Northwest Wisconsin.

The storm water permit is the last approval the company needs from the DNR to begin bulk sampling activities.

The company will be taking about 800 tons of rock from each of the three sample sites in the Town of Anderson in Iron County.

Bulk sampling will give G–Tac a better idea of what kind of mining facility they will need to build to process the rock.

Gogebic Taconite has proposed to build a four mile long, open pit, iron ore mine between Ashland and Iron Counties.

Director of External Affairs, Bob Seitz said the company plans to start bulk sampling this week.

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