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December 6, 2017

CEMP and KBIC Partner to Monitor Water Quality in the Headwaters of the Salmon Trout River

During 2017, CEMP in cooperation with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) began water quality monitoring at 8 sites in the headwaters of the Salmon Trout River. The headwaters of the Salmon Trout River begin as “seeps” or natural springs at locations where groundwater daylights and becomes surface water (see map of sites). Results of the monitoring will be used to assess potential impacts from mining activities to the Salmon Trout River.  Please contact SWP for questions or comments on the additional monitoring locations at (906) 228-6095 ext. 13, or geri@superiorwatersheds.org.

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November 3, 2017

Eagle Mine to host Public Lecture Regarding the Continuing Evolution of the Humboldt Pit

 

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October 30, 2017

Eagle Mine to Host Series of Community Forums throughout Marquette County

Eagle Mine will be hosting a series of community forums throughout Marquette County. The forums are an opportunity to learn more about the status of Eagle Mine and get an update on its operations. Forums will be held:

  • Wednesday November 1st, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Humboldt Township Hall
  • Thursday November 2nd, from 12:00-1:00 PM at the Michigamme Township Hall
  • Monday November 6th, from 12:00-1:00 PM at the Eagle Mine Information Center in Marquette
  • Wednesday November 8th, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay

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September 22, 2017

New CEMP Groundwater Monitoring Well Installed Near Eagle Mine

On August 30, 2017, the SWP Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) installed a new groundwater monitoring well northeast of Eagle Mine to better understand the mine’s potential impact on groundwater quality and the Salmon Trout River. The new well, located between the mine and the headwaters of the East Branch of the Salmon Trout River, will monitor groundwater quality at a depth of 175 feet. Please contact SWP for questions about CEMP monitoring at (906)228-6095 ext. 13, or geri@superiorwatersheds.org.

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September 22, 2017

MDEQ to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Eagle Mine Permit on Monday, September 25, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recently announced a proposed decision to approve Eagle Mine’s permit amendment request to allow mining of the Eagle East mineral resource. A public hearing will be held at Westwood High School from 6 – 9 PM on Monday, September 25 to hear comments regarding the proposed decision. Written comments will be accepted by the MDEQ until October 23, 2017. More information regarding the proposed permit amendment and Eagle East can be found here.

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