Saturday, February 25, 2006



Dear Ann M. Foss,

I am aware of The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency allowance of the United States Steel's dumping of the Minntac (taconite mining and processing operation) two mile by three mile reservoir. Billions of gallons of dirty water could be emptied into streams, rivers and lakes, so that it can be purged of contaminants to make the production process meet higher standards. This dumping in northern Minnesota could have serious consequences for Lake of the Woods, Rainy River, and Lake Superior in Canada.

Please send me a copy of the Environmental Impact Statement: "Minntac's Water Inventory Reduction Proposal" from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. I hope that you will inform the government of Canada, and the provincial governments of Manitoba and Ontario, of the intent.

I was told that the reservoir water contains heavy metals and will generate very high levels of mercury. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have written off one of the most pristine trout streams as the cost of industrialization. To be clear, people in Canada would like to be informed and made part of the decision making process.

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