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BWCA River In Jeopardy According To Environmental Group

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Ely, MN (KDAL) - A group called American Rivers says the Kawisihiwi River watershed near Ely and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is among the top ten most endangered U.S. rivers.  That's because the organization says that Duluth based Twin Metals is trying to build a copper nickel mine between Ely and Babbit and that the runoff will pollute the Kawishiwi River that flows through several lakes in the B-W-C-A and Voyageurs National Park.

A spokesman for the company says that's not true and that the mine will meet all required environmental standards.

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