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Study points to potential water pollution caused by iron mining in Wisconsin

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Iron mining activities could be leading to pollution problems in the northern part of the state of Wisconsin. The conclusion in included in a new report disclosed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). According to the 97-page study, these mining operations might be responsible for loss of surface and groundwater due to a process known … Read more

Eight people arrested during Sami protest against iron mine in Sweden


The indigenous Sami population has been trying to preserve their way of life and culture by protesting against the creation of an iron mine in northern Sweden. The project belongs to the British company Beowulf Mines. The police was called last Wednesday (21) to end a blockade of around 50 people, among locals and Sami. Eight people … Read more