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179 INDEX Page numbers in italics indicate photographs. All locations are in Minnesota unless otherwise specified. Abzug, Bella, 83–84 Adams mines, 14 Agronsky, Martin, 29–30 air pollution: asbestos emissions , 95, 96; carbon dioxide emissions, 142, 164, 168; from fracking, 144; from Highway Dept. asphalt machines, 148; Larry Silverman’s discourse on, 59; MPCA regulation 17, 109; from nuclear power plants, 60, 61, 85; from sulfur dioxide emissions, 102. See also Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA); pollution; Reserve Mining Company, dumping taconite tailings into Lake Superior Allouez dock (Superior, Wisconsin ), Duluth and Winnipeg (D&W) railroad fails to live up to its contract with the Merritts for completion of the dock, 4, 5–6, 6–7, 15 American Steel Barge Company (Superior, Wisconsin), involved in Merritts’ deal with John D. Rockefeller, 5, 6, 7 Anderson, Arthur, 125 Anderson, Emil, life lease on Isle Royale, 160 Anderson, Eugenia, 28 Anderson, Floyd, 134 Anderson, Howard, 41–42, 72, 73 Anderson, Morrie, 149 Anderson, Ron, 21 Anderson, Wendell, 122; agrees with Milepost 7 on-land disposal site, 57, 109; bill establishing Minnesota Environmental Rights Act, 70–71; in favor of MXC, 106; Grant’s tribute to, 120–21; hires Grant as special advisor on Reserve case, 69–70, 92, 119, 121, 123; joins Lake Superior Enforcement Conference, 57, 60, 65; opposes Reserve’s deep-pipe discharge proposal, 65–66; reverses support for nuclear power plant moratorium, 87; self-appointment to Senate, 120; service in Minnesota Index 180 Legislature, 66–67, 70; supports Grand Portage Band’s hotel plans, 100; testimony on Clean Water Bill, 83; wins governor race in 1970, 56, 57, 59; work on environmental issues, 41, 54, 56, 60, 70–71, 121, 151 Armco Steel Corporation (parent company of Reserve), 48, 113; analyzing financial statements of, 75–76; joined as defendant in Reserve trial, 108–9, 114; lobbying regarding tailings disposal, 74; reaction to Stoddard Report, 37. See also Reserve Mining Company, dumping taconite tailings into Lake Superior asbestos: in discharge from Milepost 7 tailings pond, 126–27; in Duluth drinking water, 97–98, 99, 106, 108; in Reserve Mining taconite tailings, 94–99, 107–9, 127, 145, 149. See also talc, cancer-causing properties of Atwell, Bob, 22–23 Aurora mine (Michigan), included in Rockefeller-Merritt mine consolidation deal, 7, 14 Autry, Gene, 17 Babbitt, Reserve’s mine at, 43, 107, 109 Badalich, John, 38, 41, 45, 73 ballast water. See invasive species, introduction into Great Lakes Bannon, Eileen, edits Superior Polluter, 46 “Ban the Can” measure. See beverage deposit bill Barnum, George, Sr., 156, 158 Barr, Robert, 41, 77–78 Bartlett, Robert, 29, 66 Bastow, Thomas F.: part of plaintiffs negotiating team for Reserve trial, 98, 108–9; reporting on Reserve case, 44, 48, 75, 112, 173-75; This Vast Pollution, 44, 75 Beard, Henry, 158 Beaver River, discharge from Milepost 7 tailings pond into, 116–17, 126–27, 170 Benstock, Marcy, Water Wasteland, 45, 71–72 Berg, Timothy, Superior Polluter, 46–47 Bergson, Brian Merritt (nephew of Grant), 157 Berman, Michael, 53, 160 Berryman, Glen, analyzing financial statements of Reserve, Armco, and Republic, 75–76 beverage deposit bill, 101 Billings, Leon, 45–46 Biwabik Mine, 4, 7, 14 Blackburn, Bruce, Twin Cities chapter of Save Lake Superior Association, 40, 47 Blacklock, Craig, 141 Blacklock, Nadine, 141 Blatnik, John, 20, 21, 41; criticism of Grant’s handling of Reserve case, 65, 149; reaction to Stoddard Report, 37, 44; support for Reserve Mining, 29, 38, 39, 72 Blegen, Theodore, 15 Borchert, John, 76–77 Boxmeyer, Don, 99, 114 Index 181 Brice, Bill, 68 Bright, Myron, opinion in Reserve ’s appeal in tailings trial, 111, 112, 113 Broeker, John, 80, 81 Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), proposed expansion of Flying Cloud landfill, 128–34, 151 Brubaker, Dick, 69 Bruce, Alan, 47 Bruininks, Bob, 76 Bryden, David, 46 Bryson, Bill, 81 Bryson, Freeborn County by Tuveson v., 81 Buell, Bill and Ginny, 139–40 Burgdorf, Howard, 140–41 Burgdorf, Sherry, 140–41 Burke, Jackie, 69, 79 Burrell Report, 99 Burrell, Stephen, 96, 98 Byrne, Tom, run for lieutenant governor, 56–57 Cahn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert, 169 Campbell, Bruce, position as Minnesota Senate Counsel assistant, 176n29 cancer. See asbestos; talc, cancer -causing properties of carbon dioxide emissions, 142, 164, 168 caribou population, Isle Royale, 163, 168 Carson, Charles (Chuck), 52, 147; and asbestos issue, 96, 98; attempts to amend landfill rules, 128; at Clean Water Act hearing, 83–84; establishes Special Services division within MPCA, 67, 79; on Grand Portage Band’s hotel plans...

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