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Greenstone chromite refinery

There's a battle going on to house a chromite refinery. Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Timmins and the municipality of Greenstone all want to host it.

Greenstone is pitching a location called Exton. It's about 300 kilometres away from the Ring of Fire -- much closer than the other contenders. But it doesn't have enough electricity to power a refinery.

So Greenstone hired some consultants to come up with a solution. One of them is George Smitherman -- a former Ontario cabinet minister.

The CBC's Nicole Ireland spoke to Smitherman, Greenstone Mayor Ron Beaulieu and Matawa First Nations representative Raymond Ferris about the Exton location.
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