Scrutiny of proposed PolyMet mine turns to cleanup costs; how much to protect taxpayers?

  • by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 4:00 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — One of the most contentious issues in the debate over whether Minnesota should allow PolyMet Mining Corp. to build the state's first copper-nickel mine is whether the company can cover cleanup costs after it closes.

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