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Bergman, Dianda tour White Pine Copper Refinery


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U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman and state Rep. Scott Dianda toured the White Pine Copper Refinery recently, as the facility and its parent company PM Power Group explores new ways to extract copper. Among those on the tour were, from left, PM Power Group COO Zachary Halkola, PM Power Group President Brent Zettl, Bergman and Dianda.

WHITE PINE - U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) and state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) had the opportunity to tour the White Pine Copper Refinery last week, as the company that owns the refinery is considering ways to produce copper from new sources that could bring jobs to the region.

The company that owns the refinery, PM Power Group, is exploring making copper cathodes from copper sources that haven't been used before and conducting tests to determine the economic viability of extracting the copper from these sources.

The current facility is fully permitted and has 720 cells, accordi...

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