Company is out and about talking to everyone, you can even call them yourselves and set up tours of facilities. They have been doing walkthroughs of the facility for the last couple of years for young and old.
They might not explode like people think, but on the other hand drillers and exploration companies are finding out that this vein of precious metals is one of the largest in the world. the further north you go the more gold also. Exploration permits in Kooch county were the highest ever. good read on the mn dnr website of all the companies who bought exploration permits and what counties they are in.
A couple years back Minnesota passed legislation that permits must be accepted or denied in 180 days when filed, due to projects like Polymet and Essar Steel. so when Polymet files for their permits in April and they are approved construction will take place around years end or the beginning of 2017.
ST. PAUL — A decision on the determination of adequacy for the PolyMet copper/nickel/precious metals project near Hoyt Lakes will be released by the end of next week, Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday.
The announcement will be made by the Department of Natural Resources, which is one of the co-lead agencies on the project.
The DNR posted the PolyMet Final Environmental Impact Statement in early November. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr said at the time that the FEIS wouldn’t have been posted if it wasn’t adequate.
Gov. Dayton and DFL leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook, all responded with a “no” when asked by an editor whether they have been lobbied by any anti-PolyMet supporters to push legislation this session that would delay the nonferrous project.
The PolyMet project, which would create 350 permanent positions, hundreds more spin-off jobs and more than 2 million hours of construction, has received more than 10 years of environmental review.