MADISON — A
company looking to dig a huge iron mine near Lake Superior has
submitted a storm water permit application to state regulators.
wants to build a 4½-mile long open pit mine in the Penokee Hills.
The company is waiting for the Department of Natural Resources'
permission to excavate mineral samples in the area.
activity requires a storm water permit. Applicants for such
permits must detail how they would control erosion created by
storm water runoff resulting from their projects.
filed its storm water permit application Monday. DNR officials
posted the materials online Thursday.
application includes plans for silt fences, berms, seeding,
mulching, covering soil stockpiles with tarps and stabilizing
ditches with riprap.
DNR officials say
they've just begun reviewing the application.