WGF and Partners Submit Joint Statement on Flambeau Mine Closure

WI Green Fire, July 5, 2022

Ariel view of the Flambeau Mine in Lady Smith when it was in operation.
Ariel view of the Flambeau Mine in Lady Smith when it was in operation.

On Friday, July 1st Wisconsin’s Green Fire, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and Sierra Club – WI Chapter submitted a joint statement on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (WDNR) proposed completion of a portion of the Flambeau mine site south of Ladysmith, WI. The statement outlines the history of the Flambeau mine, describes ongoing copper pollution at the site from former mining operations, and recommends that WDNR require further water quality monitoring at the site.

The WDNR will hold a public hearing on July 6th at 4pm CT on Flambeau Mining Company’s petition for a certificate of reclamation. Click here to learn more and register for the hearing.

Read the full joint statement here.