Magino Gold Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Magino Gold Project located in Ontario. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

Prodigy Gold Incorporated is proposing the re-development of the Magino Gold mine. The proposed project would involve the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit mine and metal mill. The mine, located 14 kilometres south-west of the town of Dubreuilville, Ontario, would have an ore production capacity of 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes per day, with an anticipated mine life of seven to eight years. The on-site metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 12,500 to 15,000 tonnes per day.

Written comments must be submitted by August 8, 2013 to:

Magino Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
907-55 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4T 1M2
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573
Magino@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 80044). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post a decision on its website stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required.

If it is determined that a federal environmental assessment is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on this project, consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project 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 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:

Sofie McCoy-Astell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-960-1519
Email: Sofie.McCoy-Astell@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


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