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Public Comment Period & Hearing on Eagle Mine Discharge Permit | MI

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6pm | Westwood High School, 300 S. Westwood Dr., Ishpeming, MI 49849

Contact: Ms. Jeanette Bailey, 517-284-5571.

Public Comment Period Ends: April 1, 2014

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be conducting a Public Hearing to receive formal public comment on the reissuance of a Groundwater Discharge Permit for the Eagle Mine. The draft permit will authorize the discharge of a maximum 504,000 gallons per day (184,000,000 gallons per year) of mine contact water only to the ground and groundwater from their discharge areas. (MDEQ press release) Oral presentations will be limited to 5 minutes.

Additional public comments will be accepted until April 1, 2014. Comments should be submitted to: Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division, Permits Section, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909

To view the Groundwater Discharge Permit Application visit the MDEQ website here.

For more information and an analysis of the application visit the Save the Wild UP website here.

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