Griffith Iron Ore Redevelopment Project - Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment
OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $87,000 to two applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Griffith Iron Ore Redevelopment Project located in Ontario.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement and draft Environmental Assessment Report.
Details of Allocation
|Métis Nation of Ontario, on behalf of the Métis Nation of Ontario Region # 1 Consultation Committee||$37,000|
|Wabauskang First Nation||$50,000|
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry reference number: 80035).
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.
This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If it is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.
The Proposed Project
Northern Iron Corp. proposes the redevelopment of the former Griffith Mine within the Township of Ear Falls in northwestern Ontario. The Project would involve the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a past-producing open-pit iron ore mine. The proposed project would produce approximately 16,000 tonnes of ore per day, with a mine life of approximately 20 years. The iron ore would be milled on-site to produce slightly more than 4,000 tonnes per day of hot briquetted iron.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.
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