Minoqua: Big crowd comes to learn the science behind mining issues in northern Wisconsin

Around 400 people showed up to learn about the science behind the proposed Penokee Range iron mine last Thursday night. They heard from six experts at a special edition of Science on Tap, an outreach program presented by the CALS Kemp Natural Resources Station, the Department of Limnology’s Trout Lake research station and the Lakeland chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

“We achieved all of our objectives—balanced panel, value-neutral presentations, knowledgable speakers, scientifically based information, respectful listening and a great sharing of information,” says Tom Steele, superintendent of the Kemp station. “It exceeded my expectations.”

Descriptions of the forum are posted online by Wisconsin Public Radio and WJFW TV12 out of Rhinelander.