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Eagle Mine Truck Accident on County Road 550

17 Dec , 2014  

Ore spilled on the ground during the accident.

Marquette, MI – In the early morning hours of Saturday December 13, 2014 a truck hauling nickel and copper ore from Eagle Mine facility on the Yellow Dog Plains left the roadway and overturned in a ditch. Thankfully, no one was injured, no other vehicles were involved in the accident, and Marquette area emergency response teams were quick to arrive on the scene. The truck was owned by MJ Van Damme Trucking but operating for Lundin Mining Company under contract. More…

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Eagle Mine Applies for Another Metallic Minerals Lease Next to Yellow Dog River

23 Oct , 2014  

Eagle Mine Applies for another Metallic Minerals Lease from the state of Michigan in the Yellow Dog Watershed.

A 40-acre parcel adjacent to the Yellow Dog River in Michigamme Township owned by the State of Michigan with underlying state-owned mineral rights could soon be leased for more mining development to Lundin Eagle Mine. The mining company applied for a Metallic Minerals Lease on this parcel, and the boundary lies less than half a mile of the Yellow Dog River stream bank on the plains. The legal description of the parcel is: NE1/4 SE1/4, Section 13, T50N, R29W. More…

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Remote Logging Work Not Adhering to Permit Conditions in an Area Previously Protected by the EPA

10 Jul , 2014  

Trees have been pushed directly into the wetlands near Mulligan Creek.

July 10,2014

Northern Marquette County, MI – During the week of June 23, 2014, a reconnaissance survey of forest and wetland conditions on the Snowmobile Trail 5 route by the Yellow Dog RIVERKEEPER ® led to a discovery of road construction by Plum Creek Timber Company that did not meet with stated permit conditions. More…

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Digging for Truth: Non-ferrous Metallic Hardrock Mining on the Yellow Dog Plains and Recent Permit Changes

1 Apr , 2014  

Eagle Mine Portal to Subsurface Facilities

A recent public hearing on the new draft Groundwater Discharge Permit for Lundin Eagle Mine has once again brought to light the ongoing industrial activity on the Yellow Dog Plains. The hearing took place on March 25, 2014 at Ishpeming Westwood High. The complex saga behind the permitting of this project and the present interface between the nickel/copper mine and the public has created an undeniable More…

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Michigan Court of Appeals to Hear Mine Case

9 Aug , 2012  

The Michigan Court of Appeals decided this week to hear arguments regarding a 2007 decision by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to issue mining and groundwater discharge permits to Kennecott Minerals for Eagle Mine. The case was brought forward by the original petitioners, which includes the National Wildlife Federation, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, and Huron Mountain Club. More…

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