Proposed mine looms over future of Menominee River

Over the past five years, Aquila Resources in Toronto has been working to secure permits to construct what it is calling the “Back Forty Mine.” Located on a sulfide deposit near the Sixty Islands stretch of the Menominee River.

Those opposed to the project, including Native American tribes, environmentalists, and citizens who live near the mine and along the river, say the 83-acre, 750-foot-deep open-pit mine would use cyanide to extract and process gold, zinc, copper, and silver and that wastewater would be discharged into the Menominee.

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