PolyMet Receives Long Awaited NorthMet EIS

PolyMet Mining Corp. announced in late December that, after roughly three years in process, it had received the draft Environmental Impact Statement from the State of Minnesota, assessing the company’s proposed mine development project located in the Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota. PolyMet controls 100% of the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals orebody and owns the nearby Erie Plant (See E&MJ, January/February 2008, “NorthMet Project Ahead of the Pack in Minnesota Polymetallic Resource Rush.”)

“Receipt of this final review copy of the draft EIS is a major milestone for PolyMet,” said Joe Scipioni, PolyMet’s president and CEO. “While we have been frustrated by how long it has taken to reach this milestone, we believe that the MDNR has produced a comprehensive document that thoroughly analyzes the potential impacts of the project.”

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