Taconite Mining in Silver Bay: A Tale of Extraction and Accumulation

Authors

  • Caitlyn Schuchhardt University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Abstract

The Reserve Mining Company discharged taconite tailings directly into Lake Superior for 25 years, creating a massive tailings delta and polluting the waters of the lake. When the EPA took Reserve to court in 1973, the town of Silver Bay was divided between a struggle for economic well-being and public health.

Author Biography

Caitlyn Schuchhardt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Caitlyn Schuchhardt is a graduate in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in ecocriticism. She is a graduate affiliate of the Nelson Institute’s Culture, History, and Environment program.

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2015-03-12

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