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Comment Period On Proposed Crow Wing County Injection Well Permit Extended

Release Date: 06/03/2010
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547, thompson.karen@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 10-OPA60

CHICAGO (June 3, 2010) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has invited Crow Wing County, Minn., and surrounding area residents to comment on a proposed permit for an underground injection well.

EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed Crow Wing County injection well permit a week because a Web address in the newspaper ad was printed incorrectly. The comment period will be extended through July 2.

EPA has proposed issuing an injection well permit to Cooperative Mineral Resources of Brainerd so that it can test the feasibility of injecting water underground to mine iron-manganese ore. EPA seeks comments from the public before making a final decision on the permit.

You can read details about the proposed plan in a fact sheet posted on the Web at http://www.epa.gov/r5water/uic/uicpub.htm. Official records can also be examined at the Outing Volunteer Library, 6300 Woods Bay Drive Northeast, Outing.

Direct comments to Leslie Patterson, permit writer, Underground Injection Control Branch, EPA Region 5 (WU-16J), 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590, or to patterson.leslie@epa.gov.



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