Mining Company Seeking State Approval

A mining company is seeking state approval for its reclamation of an open pit mine south of Ladysmith.

Flambeau Mining Company wants the Department of Natural Resources to approve a Certificate of Completion for the mine, which shut down a decade ago.

That would cut the security bond to protect taxpayers from possible mine-related problems from eleven million dollars down to two million.

But environmental groups are still concerned about possible pollution.