Outside Reviews of FMC Water-Related Data

All technical water-related data [water quality, hydrogeology, geochemical, etc.–baseline and routine monitoring] used by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to evaluate Flambeau Mine operations were and continue to be generated by Flambeau Mining Company (FMC; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kennecott/Rio Tinto) and or their consultants. As such, none of the reports factoring into regulation of the site have been generated by financially or politically-independent sources.

Several outside reviews of FMC’s historical and modern documents  however, have been authored, and a single study regarding surface water quality at the Flambeau Mine site has been conducted by the Wisconsin DNR:

  1. Moran, Robert E., 2017 (April), Summary: Flambeau Mine: Water Contamination and Selective “Alternative Facts”; 4pg. Prepared for Sierra Club Wisconsin; Wisconsin Resources Protection Council; Deer Tail Press.
  2. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 2012 (April), Surface Water Quality Assessment of the Flambeau Mine Site; 40 pg.
  3. Chambers, David M., and Kendra Zamzow (Center for Science in Public Participation), 2009 (June), Report on Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination at the Flambeau Mine; 29 pg. Prepared for Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and Laura Gauger.
  4. Parejko, Ken, 2009 (April), Flambeau River Monitoring at the Flambeau Mine, Rusk County, Wisconsin: 1. FLAMBEAU RIVER SEDIMENTS – Analysis, Comments and Recommendations; 27 pg.Prepared for Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and Laura Gauger.
  5. Parejko, Ken, 2009 (April), Flambeau River Monitoring at the Flambeau Mine, Rusk County, Wisconsin: 2. MACROINVERTEBRATES – Analysis, Comments and Recommendations; 29 pg. Prepared for Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and Laura Gauger.
  6. Parejko, Ken, 2009 (April), Flambeau River Monitoring at the Flambeau Mine, Rusk County, Wisconsin: 3. CRAYFISH – Analysis, Comments and Recommendations; 14 pg. Prepared for Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and Laura Gauger.
  7. Parejko, Ken, 2009 (April), Flambeau River Monitoring at the Flambeau Mine, Rusk County, Wisconsin: 4. WALLEYE TISSUE MONITORING – Analysis, Comments and Recommendations; 18 pg. Prepared for Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and Laura Gauger.
  8. Chambers, David M., Kendra Zamzow and Ken Parejko, 2009 (June), Recommendations for Changes to Groundwater, Surface Water and Biomonitoring Specified in the Stipulation Monitoring Plan at the Flambeau Mine; 15 pg. Prepared for Wisconsin Resources Protection Council and Laura Gauger.
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