Posted at: 05/29/2013 5:40 PM
Updated at: 05/29/2013 8:51 PM
The public is still very interested in the proposed base and precious metals project called PolyMet.
The company held another open house in Hoyt Lakes on Wednesday. It was very well attended.
Along with tours of the former LTV plant, came updates about construction, hiring, and investments in the company.
Many people who support the project turned out to see the latest on the environmental permitting. Eyewitness News did try and find opponents, because there has been public opposition to this new type of mining.
One man told us he is concerned about water quality. But he declined to go on camera.
There were far more supporters. Lynn Voss, president of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, said they are all excited for the project to get off the ground. "It will be good for business, and for real estate. We're hopeful it will happen soon."
PolyMet expects that their long awaited draft supplemental environmental impact statement will be made public later this summer. Public comment will be taken on the document, which is 1800 pages long.
If things stay on track, PolyMet hopes to begin hiring and construction in about a year from now.