Kami Iron Ore Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and the Sept-Îles Port Authority invite the public to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for the Kami Iron Ore Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether or not this project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry reference number 64575). All comments received will be considered public.

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

Margaret Butt Memorial Public Library
306 Hudson Drive
Labrador City, NL
Louis Ange Santerre Library
500 Jolliet Avenue
Sept-Îles, QC
Fermont Library
100 Daviault Place
Fermont, QC
 

Written comments must be sent by November 27, 2013 to:

Kami Iron Ore Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550
Kami@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

This is the final public comment period on the environmental assessment of this project. After this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment and the Sept-Îles Port Authority will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report, along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups. The Minister of the Environment will then issue her environmental assessment decision statement. The Sept-Îles Port Authority will also take a course of action under the Canada Port Authority Environmental Assessment Regulations.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The Proposed Project
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. is proposing the Kami Iron Ore Project that would consist of the construction and operation of an open-pit iron ore mine near the towns of Wabush and Labrador City in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the town of Fermont, Quebec. The mine would produce up to 16 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate annually and would include waste rock disposal areas, a tailings management facility, processing and support infrastructure, and a 10.6-kilometre rail connection to the existing Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway. There would also be storage and load-out facilities in Sept-Îles, Quebec.

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.

SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

For more information, media may contact: 
Sofie McCoy-Astell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-960-1519
E-mail: Sofie.McCoy-Astell@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


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