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Tribal leaders speak against iron mine

12:29 AM, Jan. 11, 2013
A crowd of residents listen to Mike Wiggins, the Bad River Tribal chairman, make his presentation Thursday night at the Labor Temple in Wausau about the tribe's opposition to the proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin.
A crowd of residents listen to Mike Wiggins, the Bad River Tribal chairman, make his presentation Thursday night at the Labor Temple in Wausau about the tribe's opposition to the proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin.
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Members of Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes urged about 75 people Thursday night at the Labor Temple in Wausau to take action to stop a proposed iron mine after they described how iron mining would irreversibly damage the waterways of northern Wisconsin.

Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins, one of the most outspoken critics of the Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine, told people to read and study about the mining process, and learn how it will harm the health of nearby residents and poison the water.

Gogebic Taconite planned to open a huge iron ore mine in Iron and Ashland counties that would create ...

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