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From our readers

Letter to Editor:

The permit application that Aquila Resources filed with the Michigan DEQ locates their mine to start 28-meters (less than 92-feet) from the Menominee River. They say they would need to "dewater' the area. What does "dewater' mean? If you think about what a mine is - it's as much of a water-well as anything. You dig a hole and water wants to flow into that hole.

Dewatering means to remove the groundwater from an area much larger than the mine by having really big wells and pumps "dewatering' an area before that water can enter a mine. That is a lot of water as their mine (giant hole) would be very deep. Some information presented says 1280-feet deep, others around 800-feet? It is also long and wide. So big in fact the DEQ asked for clarification when Aquila said they estimated (completely wild guessing) it would take 22-years for water to fill in this hole.

Let's not forget; this is an acid generating sulfur ore when mixed with air and water becomes sulfuric acid. It contains all the nasties and dozens more that caused the problems at Flint, Mich. which have resulted in serious complications and will plague present and future generations for many years and will cost hundreds, perhaps billions of taxpayer dollars.

A lesson to us all: Waukesha has a big water problem. It's deep-water wells (drinking water) are contaminated with radium and salts. Radium levels, a known cancer causing element are over twice the legal limit. How did a city in such a water-rich state get into trouble? Waukesha officials said, "we took our water for granted, years of over pumping has lowered the water tables hundreds of feet. We've drawn down the aquifer to the point where we're pulling up just the water that's contaminated."

Will the process of "dewatering' and allowing "acid mine' drainage to contaminate water flowing into the aquifer of Menominee and Marinette counties create a water problem for us?? The answer is "yes' it will! It remains just a questions of "when'? The permit application submitted by Aquila to the Michigan DEQ states water pollution to be 100% probable. Remember, the State of Michigan by "approving Aquila's permit' becomes a "fully' responsible partner to any and all contaminated water problems. Good luck with that! Remember what happened at Flint! Something else for us to worry about; reading about our public officials doing their "shuffling act, attempting to place their blame on others and then putting off the unsolved problem for future generations.

Moral of the story: Don't trust YOUR clean water to anyone, especially those who want to make millions of dollars polluting our area. Please contact your elected and appointed County, State and Federal representatives. Let's keep our water safe and useable and not fall into the water problems plaguing most of the populated civilized world today.

Edward Deaze,

N7454 Menominee River Drive,

Porterfield, WI 54159



Editor:

Do It Now

The Aquila speakers at recent public forums painted a rosy picture of placing a chemical mine on the banks of the Menominee River. So rosy that it almost makes you want to buy stock...NOT! Regardless of best intentions, a mine of this type in that location is just one ice dam, one disgruntled employee or one small mistake away from a disaster. But, in the almost inconceivable event that the DEQ issues this Permit to Pollute, you should be planning ahead.

If you are a person who has enjoyed the Menominee River throughout your life and look forward to sharing these memories with your children or grandchildren, do it now before this permit is approved. If you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area, enjoy it now before the blasting and the noise of heavy equipment and the roar of trucks going to and from the mine destroys that serenity. If you are a hunter or hiker that has enjoyed the Escanaba State Forest public land in that area, do it now before it becomes a waste dump.

If you have gone camping near the river to view the night sky, do it now before the lights of the mine blot out that sky. If you go to the river to breath the fresh air, do it now before the dust and dirt blow up and down the river 24/7.

If you want to show your children or grandchildren an eagle soaring, or catch a glimpse of an otter swimming, or hear the toot-toot-toot of a Northern Saw-whet owl, do it now before (in the words of a DEQ representative), "They just move next door". If you want to rent that cabin on the river again, do it now before the landlord takes advantage of a temporary housing market and leases it to an out-of-state mine worker.If you like to fish in the river, do it now before an accidental spill or a natural disaster decreases the marine population. If you like to fill your jugs with crisp, clean, cold well water when you are camping in the area, do it now before there is any possible ground water contamination.

And, if you truly care about the Menominee River and the environmental quality of our county, send your concerns to the Michigan DEQ, DNR, your local, county, state and federal representatives and do it now to ensure that your grandchildren and their grandchildren can enjoy the beauty of that very same river.

Tom DeDamos, Daggett,

906-639-2157



"OLD GLORY"

It's a thrill to watch "Old Glory" pass by

With hand on heart, and heads held high.

Our flag of red and white and blue,

Represents our Nation tried and true.

A country of men and women who dared

To fight and die because they cared.

To keep this land of America free

And help preserve our liberty.

But

Then I bow my head and ask

How long, Dear Lord, will our freedom last?

When our night to pray in public schools

Is already against American rules.

when our freedom of speech, and freedom of press,

Are helping the wrongdoer gain success.

When our Nation founded under God,

By evil is rapidly being trod.

So

Dear Father, help our National return to Thee,

And remain the Home of the Brave and the Free.

With the right to live, and the right to pray.

And worship You in our own say.

Where love...and joy...and peace abound

And truth...and justice,,,can be found.

Then we'll remain proud, with heads held high,

As we thrill to watch "Old Glory" fly.



Written by

Joyce Krakow


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