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Feds call PolyMet plan 'inadequate'

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A draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed PolyMet copper mine near Babbitt is "Environmentally Unsatisfactory -- Inadequate," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided.

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"Our review has identified adverse environmental impacts that are of sufficient magnitude that EPA believes the proposed actions must not proceed as proposed," EPA acting regional administrator Bharat Mathur wrote in a recent letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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