Environmental Assessment Decision - Kami Iron Ore Project

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, announced today that the proposed Kami Iron Ore Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador and with components in Sept-Îles, Quebec, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report are taken into account. The Minister has referred the project back to the responsible authorities, Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada, and to the Sept-Îles Port Authority, for appropriate action.

In reaching her decision, the Minister considered the Comprehensive Study Report and the comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups on the report.

This project was assessed using a science-based approach in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Quick Facts

  • Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, has decided that the proposed Kami Iron Ore Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador and with components in Sept-Îles, Quebec, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report are taken into account.

  • A copy of the Minister of the Environment's environmental assessment decision statement and more information on this project are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 64575.

  • 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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