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Tue December 3, 2013
Gogebic Taconite amends blasting plan at WI mine
MADISON, WI (AP)-- A company looking to dig a huge iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin has submitted a scaled-down sampling plan that would make blasting a last resort.
Gogebic Taconite originally wanted to remove 4,000 tons of rock from five sites in the Penokee Hills. The company planned to use excavation equipment or explosives. The DNR wanted more details, though.
The agency released the company's revised plan Monday. It calls for removing samples from three sites instead of five using excavation equipment. The company would turn to blasting if it can't get obtain enough materials.
The DNR plans to review the plan and let the company know what permits will be necessary.