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State gives final OK to nickel, copper mine

But that doesn’t mean the fight is over

January 15, 2010
By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer

TRAVERSE CITY - Michigan regulators gave final approval late Thursday to a nickel and copper mine for the Upper Peninsula, despite opponents' fears it would pollute streams that feed Lake Superior and provide habitat for a rare type of trout.

Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. said it hoped to begin construction this year on what would be the nation's only mine where nickel is the primary target, not just a byproduct from extraction of other minerals.

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