Mining industry and the impact of COVID-19

WDIO | Three of the six taconite plants are facing temporary idles and layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Northshore Mining is now idle. Keewatin Taconite is down for a maintenance outage, and will be idled indefinitely after that.

And now, Arcelor Mittal announced Hibbing Taconite is going to be idled for about two months, starting May 3rd. Layoffs between the three total about 1,500. Workers at the other mines worry and wait and wonder when it's their turn.


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