EPA reverses decision to grant variance from water quality standards for Mesabi Nugget plant

  • Article by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 11, 2014 - 2:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — The federal Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to reverse its approval for a variance that lets the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes violate Minnesota water quality standards but said Tuesday that the state and company will get the chance to reapply.

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