For Immediate Release, January 18, 2011
|Contacts:||Jamie Saul, (608) 628-2420
Laura Gauger, (218) 724-3004
Al Gedicks, Wisconsin Resources Protection Council, (608) 784-4399
Marc Fink, Center for Biological Diversity, (218) 525-3884
Lawsuit Filed to Stop Release of Toxic Metals at Wisconsin’s Flambeau Mine
MADISON, Wis.— The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council, the Center for Biological Diversity and Laura Gauger filed a Clean Water Act citizen suit today against Flambeau Mining Company over its partially reclaimed Flambeau Mine near Ladysmith, Wis. According to the suit, the mining company is violating federal law by discharging pollutants, including potentially toxic metals like copper, iron and zinc, into the Flambeau River and a tributary known as “Stream C” that flows across the company’s property.