10:58 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Ashland County Considers Ability to Protect Residents from Asbestos

UPDATE  Area residents including members of the Bad River and Lac Courte Oreilles Bands  of Lake Superior Chippewa overflowed the board room. After long discussion the Ashland County Mining Impact Committee decided to reconvene next week, when the panel will review a bulk sampling  ordinance.  The chair assigned several committee members to prepare an ordinance that would not allow natural occurring asbestos to be disturbed.

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12:02 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Concerns Voiced about Asbestos at Proposed Mine Site

Until now, the potential impacts of mining on water have dominated meetings

Two scientists claim they have found high levels of asbestos in rock samples, at one of Gogebic Taconite's testing sites in northern Wisconsin.

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