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MDEQ approves waste injection well permits for proposed potash mine

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 3:38 PM

Overburden stockpile from potash mining underground, near Wunstorf, Lower Saxony, Germany - PHOTO COURTESY SHUTTERSTOCK
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  • Overburden stockpile from potash mining underground, near Wunstorf, Lower Saxony, Germany

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved permits for wells for a proposed potash mining venture in mid-Michigan.

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation have blasted the project, concerned about damage to wetlands in the area, and doubtful that the project will, in the end, even prove profitable.

After the permits were granted, MCWC released a statement in which Board Member Ken Ford said:

It’s not yet clear-sailing for Michigan Potash Company. They still require several more permits. We have no doubt that the DEQ will rubber-stamp these as well, but at each step of the way, the company is forced to reveal a little more of their plans. This happens in spite of the veil of secrecy they enjoy under Michigan’s Mineral Wells Act. And every disclosure makes this project appear even more absurd.
You can read the rest of Ford's statement here.

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