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Adk Wind Project Inches Forward

Developers of an industrial wind project near Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks won a small victory yesterday. The Adirondack Park Agency's board agreed that a new tower, designed to test wind strength, might be allowed to go forward. As Brian Mann reports, the APA staff and some environmental groups want the developers to submit a basic outline of the entire project.  Go to full article
Lyon Mountain driller probes the seam
Lyon Mountain driller probes the seam

In Adk Iron Mine, Hard Life And Deadly Hazards

America has watched over the last week as the coal mine disaster unfolded in West Virginia. Twelve men died after an explosion rocked the underground works. Mine tragedies were once an everyday part of life here in the North Country. Iron works in the Champlain Valley and the northern Adirondacks contributed some of the highest grade ore in the country. Adirondack iron helped build the George Washington Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. But men died every year in tunnel cave-ins and accidental explosions. Brian Mann spoke with Lawrence Gooley. He's author of two books about the iron mine at Lyon Mountain in Clinton County. The latest is called "Out of the Darkness". It chronicles the story of the miners killed in Lyon Mountain over its century-long history.  Go to full article

Balmat Zinc Mines to Re-Hire

The zinc mines in St. Lawrence County that closed four years ago will prepare to re-open this winter. The Winnepeg-based company that owns St. Lawrence Zinc made the announcement last week. As David Sommerstein reports, the news comes after a couple false starts.  Go to full article

Zinc Mines May Re-Open

There's been promising news for some idled factories across the North Country. Last week an Ottawa-based company announced it will make soy milk concentrates and powders in the former McCadam cheese plant in Heuvelton. A Fulton County man may buy the idled Lyons Falls paper mill in Lewis County. A Syracuse-based jet manufacturer is considering a massive expansion at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base that could create 10,000 jobs. And as David Sommerstein reports, the zinc mines in St. Lawrence County may reopen soon for the first time in more than two years.  Go to full article

Neighbors Oppose Gravel Mine In Town of Peru

The Adirondack Park Agency is set to approve a new 17-acre gravel mine in the town of Peru. The project faced complaints by neighbors, worried about noise and industrial traffic in their rural neighborhood. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Zinc Mines Buyer Awaits Higher Prices

A Toronto-based company is working out financing details to buy mines near Gouverneur owned by the Zinc Corporation of America. That's good news for almost two hundred people who lost their jobs a year and a half ago. But as David Sommerstein reports, the price of zinc will have to rise before the mines re-open.  Go to full article

Zinc Corp. of America Lays off 141 in St. Lawrence County

The Zinc Corporation of America in St. Lawrence County laid off 141 workers Monday, citing high costs and low prices for zinc. David Sommerstein reports employees and area residents alike hope the two month work stoppage is only temporary.  Go to full article

Park Agency Reviews Gravel Mining Permit in Town of Essex

The Adirondack Park Agency wraps up its monthly meeting today in Ray Brook. Commissioners will review a controversial permit that would allow a gravel mine on a farm in the town of Essex. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

DEC and APA Hold Hearing on Brighton Gravel Mine

The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency will hold a joint public hearing today to give the public a chance to express concerns about a proposed gravel mine in the Town of Brighton, in Franklin County. The mine is to be located on a 129-acre parcel near Jones Hill, and would require permits from both regulatory agencies. There's been much local concern about the planned mine, with the APA receiving nearly 65 letters from area residents about the potential impacts on local wildlife, the watershed, and the tourism industry. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

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