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MELLEN -Northern Wisconsin residents wanted answers Wednesday about the mine that's possibly coming to their area.
However, mining company officials said everything is still a work in progress.
"Our job is to work to protect the citizens of our communities and work with Gogebic Taconite and make sure that happens," Jeff Ehrhardt , chairman of the Joint Mining Impact Committee, said.
The committee met with residents and company officials in Mellen to continue on-going talks about a possible mine in northern Wisconsin.
"Had on-going dialogue for the past several years. We just want some updates. What they plan do is to ask them what their plan is, what they're planning to do, about environmental impacts that people think are going to happen," Ehrhardt said.
Unfortunately, representatives of the mining company said they don't have answers just quite yet.
"We're waiting for the studies and a lot of people are demanding answers right now. And we don't have the answers right now, we got to perform the studies," Bill Williams, president of Gogebic Taconite, said.
Last year, the company received a permit to start their study of the land by taking core samples, but the process has been delayed due to the late snow.
"The first thing we need to do is wait for the snow to melt a bit. Then the DNR would like to come out and take a look at the sites and verify that it's pretty much all up to par," Williams said.
So, while many residents still have unanswered questions, the only answer right now seems to be waiting on the results of research that has yet to be conducted.