Mining Company Slowing Down on Northern WI Project

GTAC Field Work at Standstill for Northern WI Mining Project

Officials with a Florida company looking to dig a huge iron mine just south of Lake Superior say field work has come to a standstill but they’re not abandoning the project.

Gogebic Taconite spokesman Bob Seitz says the company has ended consulting contracts and no work is being done at the site.

He says staffers are focusing on analyzing data gathered over the summer.

He says the company is concerned federal officials could propose severe restrictions similar to ones they’re considering applying to the Pebble gold mine in Alaska.

He says Gogebic surveyors have found far more wetlands in the area than anticipated.

He says the company also is considering scrapping plans for extending the mine across the Iron County line into Ashland County.

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