Polymet is still in the permitting phase, but company officials do expect to be mining copper, nickel, and cobalt by 2016. Brad Moore, Executive Vice President of Environmental and Governmental Affairs, said the draft Environmental Impact Statement being processed now. The permits will allow for 20 years of mining, but Moore said there’s more there. Polymet is planning on reusing the former L-T-V concentrator, settling ponds, transportation infrastructure, and skilled local labor. Polymet expects to mine 72 million pounds of copper, 15 million pounds of nickel, and 72 million pounds of cobalt annually.