Thursday, February 6, 2014

2-7-14 northern wi mine-asbestos

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it lacks the authority to regulate any potential asbestos-like material that might surface during exploratory excavations for a new iron mine near Mellen.  Asbestos-like material has been found on the site but Kristin Hart, a section chief in the DNR's air management program, said state law allows the agency to regulate hazardous materials only if they come out of smoke stacks.

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