PolyMet plans to do exploratory drilling for a type of ore that poses risks to clean water.
The City Council will consider the application and recent reports on groundwater, traffic and more at its February 18th meeting.
Hauling from the site is expected to begin this week, with up to 600 round-trips per day.
After four years of debate, shorter and highly-restricted permits are approved.
Laurie Allmann has published an article about what the proposed Scandia gravel could mean for the St. Croix’s silence.
The city council approved the study, accepting its conclusion of “no significant impact” amid vocal community opposition.
Comments will be accepted on Scandia’s Zavoral Mine proposal until Sept. 10 and the city council will consider the environmental review Sept. 25.