The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announces intent to major modify NPDES and SDS Permit for Northshore Mining Co. – Peter Mitchell Facility, Babbitt, Minnesota.
Public Comment Period Begins: May 9, 2013
Public Comment Period Ends: June 10, 2013
The principal activity at this facility is the open pit mining of taconite ore for processing into taconite pellets and is further described in the draft permit. According to the MPCA statement, “The purpose of this major permit modification is to address the replacement of the existing domestic wastewater treatment system. The company is proposing to replace its existing Imhoff tank and trickling filter domestic wastewater treatment systems with a lined three cell stabilization pond system. The domestic system treats domestic wastewater generated from the crusher buildings and does not include any wastewater from mining activities.”
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