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Mine will harm natural treasure

7:21 PM, Mar. 4, 2013  |  Comments
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Northern Wisconsin is one of the most pristine areas in the United States and it is now in danger of becoming one of the most polluted. Gov. Scott Walker wants to allow the destruction of a large portion of the Penokee Range in northwestern Wisconsin by passing the open-pit mining mill (SB1/AB1).

Mines of this type are very unsightly and will devastate the tourism industry in that area. That, however, is not the only issue. The real devastation occurs when the lead and arsenic that are naturally occurring substances in the soil are disturbed. Lead and arsenic will find their way into the surface and groundwater rendering the rivers, streams, wetlands and drinking water unsafe. Most of this polluted water will find its way into the Lake Superior drainage area. One of the world's greatest lakes, Lake Superior, will become the final dump site for this mine's poison.

More information can be obtained by checking out the website - www.conservationvoters.org.

Voting is taking place this week so please act now by contacting your state representative before this mine is allowed to destroy one of Wisconsin's greatest treasures.

Jerry Zwicky

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