Wis. DNR waives G-Tacs air pollution permit for bulk sampling

By KBJR News 1

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM CDT

Mellen, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is not requiring Gogebic Taconite to obtain an air pollution permit to conduct bulk sampling.

G–Tac has identified three sites in Iron County to do bulk sampling activities.

The company will collect rock samples by drilling, mechanical hammer or blasting.

Blasting could impact air quality but company spokesperson, Bob Seitz, says they are not planning to do any blasting to collect the samples.

The company still needs to finalize its storm water permit application.
G–Tac hopes to start bulk sampling in the coming weeks.

The mining company has proposed an Iron Ore mine between Ashland and Iron counties in Wisconsin.

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