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What's at stake in the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel project?

By David Gillette

As of 2019, there are no copper-nickel mines in the BWCA watershed, but Twin Metals, a Minnesota-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta, is hoping to change that. David Gillette traveled to Ely, Minn., the community closest to the proposed mine site, to learn about the geology, the environmental concerns and the competing politics behind this controversial project.

This story was published September 27, 2019.


Environmental stories on Almanac are sponsored by the Minnesota State Lottery.


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