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Embarrass River, north of NorthMet tailings dam

If the NorthMet tailings pond should ever fail millions of gallons of sulfuric mining waste would flow north through Trimble Creek directly into the Embarrass River, about two miles north. From there it would flow west and south, until it dumped into St Louis Bay and Lake Superior at Duluth, Minnesota.

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Embarrass River, north of NorthMet tailings dam

If the NorthMet tailings pond should ever fail millions of gallons of sulfuric mining waste would flow north through Trimble Creek directly into the Embarrass River, about two miles north. From there it would flow west and south, until it dumped into St Louis Bay and Lake Superior at Duluth, Minnesota.

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Dead mine walking
Foreign corporations are vying to mine copper and nickel on the cheap in northeastern Minnesota in ways that could contaminate the area for millennia, and the state's Department of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency, charged with protecting our waters, have been helping them with permits deemed illegal by the courts