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Water Pipe Deal Likely to Pass Submitted: 03/03/2012
SUPERIOR - The company that wants to mine iron from the northern part of the state has struck a tentative deal to pipe in water from Upper Michigan.

Gogebic Taconite has put its mining plans on hold while the Legislature considers streamlining state mining regulations.

The Legislature's budget committee is expected to vote next week on a bill designed to jumpstart Gogebic's plans.


The mining company continues to work on plans to get the water it'll need to process ore into taconite.

The option is for 1.2 million gallons of water a day from the city of Ironwood,Michigan, which is 22 miles from the mine site near Mellen.

The Ironwood water and sewer manager says they have the capacity to
produce 3.7 million gallons a day, so the opportunity would be a good revenue generator for the community.


Story By: Associated Press

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