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AutobotTrainer  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:34:55 PM(UTC)
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This is not good news for the Driftless Region of Iowa. I'm not exactly thrilled with the University of Iowa Geology department. This feels like a sell out to the mining companies to me. Iowa folks, call your state rep right now and let them know how you feel about this early and often.

https://www.radioiowa.co...be-worth-billions-audio/
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#2 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:39:12 PM(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:42:47 PM(UTC)
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Chances that deposit ends at the Mighty Miss?

Maybe, actually as there is a fault along the valley iirc.

EDIT: Apparently the seismic area is to the south. At least Walker is gone coz there's no tribe to block a potential mine in SW WI.



Good luck Iowa Trouters.

Mad

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#4 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:11:49 PM(UTC)
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just saw this on the iowa trout fishing facebook page if this bull----- continues you can kiss trout fishing in iowa good-bye!!!!!!
we will still have the old pits they stock but that's like kissing your sister.
have sent emails to my legislators .
But not holding my breath.
we had wind farms and large factory feeding lots shoved down our throats because they smell the money.
excuse me while step out side and sooth my frustration by listen to roaring sound of the wind turbines that surround
my acreage
William Schlafer  
#5 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:34:16 PM(UTC)
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This would be very bad news for beautiful part of Iowa - as well as it's Trout waters.

I found some of the comments in the articles to be a bit disingenuous. Sub-surface mines do fill with contaminated water from the mining operations, just like open pit mines do. This water is pumped to the surface and usually left in ponds to evaporate, leaving behind contaminated soil which inevitably ends up in rivers and creeks.

If you want to see what it will look like, just drive though the many abandoned mining towns in the UP and northern Minnesota. Once the mine dried up, the mining companies depart with their profits, and the towns died. What's left behind is a big ecological and health mess for the people who live there to deal with.

Hopefully the good folks in Iowa will see what a bad deal this is.


-Bill
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#6 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 2:43:04 PM(UTC)
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Good luck getting it out and being able to make money in the process. Just because it's worth billions doesn't mean it's worth going after. There is gold in every trout stream around. If you take a month off and go panning for it you might be able to find $10 worth.
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#7 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 10:29:48 PM(UTC)
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boy hope you are right
but some days maybe i should pan for gold BigGrin
Guillermo  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:35:53 AM(UTC)
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It pisses me off that money is valued above all else by so many people. They use the guise of economic prosperity and jobs, but when the job's all done all that's left is pollution, irreversible scars in the Earth, unemployment, and drugs.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:37:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: William Schlafer Go to Quoted Post
This would be very bad news for beautiful part of Iowa - as well as it's Trout waters.

I found some of the comments in the articles to be a bit disingenuous. Sub-surface mines do fill with contaminated water from the mining operations, just like open pit mines do. This water is pumped to the surface and usually left in ponds to evaporate, leaving behind contaminated soil which inevitably ends up in rivers and creeks.

If you want to see what it will look like, just drive though the many abandoned mining towns in the UP and northern Minnesota. Once the mine dried up, the mining companies depart with their profits, and the towns died. What's left behind is a big ecological and health mess for the people who live there to deal with.

Hopefully the good folks in Iowa will see what a bad deal this is.


-Bill


Just wait till the Back Forty Mine happens. They're playing with fire and it's not them who will get burned, but the folks who live there. Mark my words, it will turn into an ecological disaster at some point.
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