CLIENT : Sierra Club Wisconsin; Wisconsin Resources Protection Council; Deer Tail Press.
TASK : Reviewed historical and modern documents; authored report on closed metal-sulfide site.
DATE : 2017
Roughly 20 years after the cessation of active mining, Flambeau Mine ground waters are contaminated by past Flambeau Mining Company (FMC) activities. FMC data confirm that, as a minimum, dissolved concentrations of the following constituents significantly exceed FMCs baseline concentrations (1987-88): copper, iron, manganese, zinc, sulfate, alkalinity, hardness, total dissolved solids, specific conductance (field). Interestingly, these are practically the only parameters routinely reported by FMC in their quarterly monitoring.