NEW YORK PolyMet Mining
Corp. has treated more than 1 million gallons of water at its
new pilot water treatment plant since May as it looks to
demonstrate its adherence to strict environmental standards in
an effort to secure permits for its proposed
copper-nickel-precious metals mine.
The Hoyt Lakes, Minn.-based
junior miner, which has been working to bring its NorthMet Mine
and related processing facility in northeastern Minnesota
online for years, said it hopes to eventually expand its pilot
technology into a full-scale treatment plant.
"We want both the community and agencies to understand our
commitment to constructing and operating (the) NorthMet Project
in an environmentally responsible manner that meets all
applicable standards," PolyMet president and chief executive
officer Jon Cherry said in a statement.