June 18, 2020
Stockley Creek is a tributary to the nearby Wolf River
in the Headwaters area of the Wolf River, Oneida County,
an area of Class 1 Trout Streams with cold clean water.
To find it, take Brown’s Road entrance off Hwy 8, between Crandon and Rhinelander,
to the Managed Forest Law Program Land (MFL)
Metallic Sulfide Mining Exploration Project Site --
referred to as ‘Schoepke Site’ on the DNR website.
The location of this creek is in the center of the exploration area.
It would also be the center of the open-pit metallic sulfide mine,
should one be developed here.
Is sulfide mining really safe? This short video may help you decide whether it's right or not for your community.
HOW MINING COMPANIES ARE CONTAMINATING OUR NATION’S WATERS IN PERPETUITY, 2013, Earthworks.org (Case studies of current and closed mines requiring perpetual water treatment for acid mine drainage)
Jennings, S.R., Neuman, D.R. and Blicker, P.S., 2008. “Acid Mine Drainage and Effects on Fish Health and Ecology: A Review”. Reclamation Research Group Publication, Bozeman, MT.
The track record of water quality impacts resulting from pipeline spills, tailings failures and water collection and treatment failures.
Gestring, Bonnie, EARTHWORKS, 2012
A Comparative Analysis of Sulfide Mining Regulation in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ontario
March 2012, National Wildlife Federation
(Note that this study was published prior to WI 2017 Act 134 that deregulated numerous aspects of metallic mining law including repeal of the Prove It First (“moratorium”) law.)
Treaty rights and Native American cultural issues
SURFACE WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE FLAMBEAU MINE SITE
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2012
(Note that this paper is the supporting document for the DNR recommendation to EPA that Stream C be designated as impaired. The EPA concurred and designated Stream C as impaired due to zinc and copper pollution in 2012. The DNR no longer has this paper archived online.)
Comparison of Predicted and Actual Water Quality at Hardrock Mines: The reliability of predictions in Environmental Impact Statements (case studies of twenty-five U.S. mines including the Flambeau mine)
Kuipers, J.R., Maest, A.S., MacHardy, K.A., and Lawson, G., 2006