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State Approves Plan to Convert UP Trail back to Rail

Updated: 08/13/2013 11:37 AM
Created: 08/13/2013 11:33 AM WDIO.com

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The state has approved plans to accommodate a mining company in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by converting a stretch of recreational trail back to a rail line.

The Mining Journal of Marquette reports Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh approved the move last week.

Returning the about 2-mile section of Iron Ore Heritage Trail to active rail line will provide Lundin Mining of Toronto with a way to haul ore concentrate from Humboldt Mill, a processing facility in Marquette County's Humboldt Township, to another rail line.

The mining company will pay for relocation of the trail segment. Michigan has hundreds of miles of former rail lines that have been converted for recreational use.

The law allows former rail lines to be converted back to rail use, if needed.

Information from: The Mining Journal, http://www.miningjournal.net

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