3 Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Mine Waste, Mining, Remediation

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.

Project Documentation and Supporting Articles

Moran, Robert E., 2017 (April), Summary: Flambeau Mine: Water Contamination and Selective “Alternative Facts”; 4pg. Prepared for Sierra Club Wisconsin; Wisconsin Resources Protection Council; Deer Tail Press.