Other than converting 22,000
acres of natural area to an iron mine, what might be the environmental
impact of a mine this big, at this location? Would there be harm to water, air, wildlife,
and people outside the immediate area?
Many people are
investigating these questions. Here
are a few links and documents:
Marcia Bjornerud's comments on sulfides and the
Ferrous Mining Bill (2/18/2012).
Parker message on acid mine drainage (2/21/2012).
Daily Globe: Letter to Editor,
mine drainage at Iron River, Michigan.