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From our readers

Issue Date: March 28, 2019

Letter to Editor:

What is Water Worth to You?

Our water will continue to be jeopardized by exploitation unless each of us stands up today to defend it. Everyone needs to get involved.

We live in an area of natural beauty, rich in wildlife and wilderness. This is a huge draw for our regional $2.3 billion annual tourism industry, and the Menominee River, recognized for its world class bass and walleye fishing, plays a crucial role. The river is healthy and thriving but not long ago it was a stew of sludge and chemicals, suffering from years of persistent polluting by paper mills and chemical plants along its bank. The extensive river cleanup took decades and cost over $40 million, with another $10 million spent on dredging and upgrading the lower harbor, and another nearly $12 million on the fish elevator on the lower dam.

In the 1960's, Menominee's city dump, located at a wetlands edge, was exposed as the poisoner of the aquifier. It was not unusually to see 55 gallon drums of paint/chemicals poured directly on the ground. This was a practice I witnessed myself as a kid. T he city was forced to run miles of municipal water pipelines to replace the contaminated wells of county residents.

Currently we are dealing with the contamination of Peshtigo wells and groundwater from two PFAS chemical compounds (PFOA and PFOS), that is 2006 the EPA labeled as dangerous, and which for years leached from the Tyco/Ansul local fire testing site. Area history repeats itself, for once again municipal water pipelines have been proposed to replace the contaminated wells of county residents. Since 2013, Tyco had knowledge of the contaminants on the testing site, but the two PFAS continued to be flushed into Marinette's wastewater system. Then the pollution perimeter widened: for decades the toxic sludge containing these chemicals has been spread as fertilizer on approximately 70 area farm fields. The crops grown on this land end up in our food chain, either directly for human consumption or indirectly as livestock feed. And rain runoff that pollutes nearby ditches, springs, streams and rivers.

Now we face the threat of Aquila Resources' proposed Back Forty Mine, to be located a mere 50 yards from the Menominee River. It's a catastrophe just waiting to happen. Don't for a second believe Aquila's insidious propaganda that modern technology makes it safe. Sulfide mines have a 100% history of polluting. They use cyanide in their processing and produce and store toxic waste. Aquila's liners and covers for this highly reactive ore stockpiled on their site are only guaranteed for a few decades before they fail and send sulfuric acid seeping into the waterways. so are you going to just sit back in silence and allow yet another local environmental calamity to happen? This time, though, no amount of dredging or millions of dollars spent will be enough to clean up the river, Aquifiers, wetlands and connecting waterways when an accident occurs. We will be a wasteland.

You can prevent this catastrophic disaster by stopping the Back Forty Mine before it starts. It's time for each of us to step up and do something to save our priceless water and protect the community of life it sustains. Get involved with "Save the Menominee River-Stop the Back Forty Mine'. Make a donation, give of your time, and help the "Coalition to Save the Menominee River, Inc.' to assist in their cause. The lives of YOUR future generations are depending on us.

Scott Lindquist

Menominee



Letter to Editor:

The Marinette newspaper published Aquila's propaganda on March 9th and 21st.  Now allow me to clarify some Aquila propaganda (in quotes) intended to disguise the facts.

Propaganda means biased, misleading information used to promote a cause.

"Non-economical byproducts":  99% of mining operations is waste. Their proposed "massive sulfide deposit" mine would make millions of tons of waste, per year, including cyanide and residue from explosives. Exposing this sulfide to air and water makes sulfuric acid. This acid draws toxic elements (arsenic, cadmium, lead, manganese, mercury, etc.) into surface and underground water forever.

"Process chemicals": Their process uses Cyanide. Cyanide is lethal within minutes. One cyanide leak in 1984 killed 3,800 people and injured 170,000. (Homeland Security Chemical Safety brochure)

"Tailings" means at least ൓ million tons" of the most toxic waste they plan to store here forever.

"Aquila has received all State and Federal permissions required": All the permits are only "conditional'. One of the permits has 28 typed pages listing conditions that must be met before they can mine.  Aquila does NOT have the required local permits" it may be too hard to get them.

"A project life of seven years": Is what they want you to believe " "including the future addition of an underground expansion." : shown as ൘ years" of open-pit mining within 50 yards of the River.  Aquila's applying for less than half their intended mining grossly underestimates the real hazards here. Some things Aquila underestimated by 56.25% are tailings capacity, size of waste rock storage areas, amount of  transported and stored CYANIDE and other toxins, total crushing and processing amounts, air pollution quantities,  water treatment plant capacity, de-watering and drawdown estimates, noise, pit backfilling estimates, the potential for a catastrophe, etc.

"Extreme Storm Event": Including huge amounts of snowmelt flooding this area like is flooding the US Midwest now?  How will they pump or process flood water during a power failure? A power failure from an extreme storm, earthquake, mechanical or human error, or sabotage, or terrorist act could cause a lethal release of toxins.

This toxic potential "will be monitored closely".  Do you realize they are doing their own monitoring, testing and reporting?  Didn't the FAA let Boeing monitor and approve their own planes?  That just killed 346 people!  I don't trust Aquila to be safe or honest. 

If you still trust Aquila, do this one thing: Look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYYwzAvQIF8.  Its ൝st century technology" shows a dam holding toxic mine wastes failing, ruining a waterway. People cannot use that water. Housing, fishing, tourism destroyed.  Remember, all these mines pollute.  They don't all fail so visibly, but their acid mine drainage creates toxins forevermore.  

Natalie Lashmet,

Menominee



"Amos Brown"

Deep in the forest in a hole in the ground

Lived a chubby little woodchuck named Amos Brown,

His fur was gray streaked with black and brown and

chestnut red

Any every winter he hibernated in his bed.

Some call him a groundhog but I don't know why

For he's related to the squirrels and not a pig in a sty.

He eats acorns and plants and berries and seeds

And sometimes dandelions and other weeks.

He has a short bush tail and a blunt little nose

And the noise that he makes sounds like the wind that blows.

He was a funny little fellow, that was plain to see

He scampered on the ground but he couldn't climb a tree.

Whenever there is danger he hides in his hole

Or whistles very loudly to let his friends know.

He always has a second hole just in case

To escape from the fox and those who chase.

His fur is thick but he doesn't like the cold

So he snuggles in his nest deep down in his hole.

Now winters in the northwoods are real long

And he slept very soundly to winter's song.

The blizzards would come but he just dreamt away

Dreaming all the time of sunny days.

He slept for weeks and months at a time

Waiting for the warm sunshine.

And then winter turned to spring and the ice began to thaw

The snow started to melt and the wind wasn't as raw.

And in the spring he'd come out again

To eat more berries and play with his friends.

The spring rains would come and life would reappear

There were bluebirds and butterflies and little baby deer.

There was green grass and blossoms and birds in the trees

There were geese in the sky as far as you could see.

There was a rainbow in the sky and the sun was warm

Winter said goodbye and spring was reborn.

And everything was beautiful as he peeked his nose out of

the ground

For the chubby little woodchuck named Amos Brown.

Roger Lanich,

Wausaukee



"Never Alone"

A lonely little boy,

Lived down the road,

Not far from a

Nursing Home,

Where a lonely gentleman

Happened to live,

He also felt alone.

The man sat sadly

On an old park bench,

When a tear

Rolled down his cheek.

The boy biked by,

But he saw the tear,

His bike came to

A haltering squeak.

Is there something

I could do for your, sir?

I see you're all alone.

Could you just

Sit and Talk awhile,

I really miss my home.

Oh Sure, said the boy,

I'm all lone too.

Mom and dad are at

Work all day.

My family too,

Said the gentleman,

It's just work, work,

Work, no play.

But mom always says,

Never feel alone, or fear,

God loves us and

He's always near.

Your mom is very wise, My son,

For God is near to everyone.

So thank you for reminding me,

And stop by again real soon.

For With God...you and me,

Should never feel alone.



Poem by Joyce Bedora,

Krakow, formerly of Peshtigo


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