Renard Diamond Mine Project - Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $24, 460 to two applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Renard Diamond Mine Project located in Québec.

The funding recipients are Nature Québec and Society to Overcome Pollution.

This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is being provided to assist the recipients' participation in upcoming steps in the comprehensive study process, including the review of the Comprehensive Study Report.

A funding review committee, independent of the environmental assessment process, was established to examine the requests for funding for this project. The committee's report, along with further information on the project, is available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference number 11-03-55169.

The project involves the development of a diamond mine by Stornoway Diamond Corporation on its Foxtrot property in the James Bay region of Northern Quebec. It involves the development of the mine and local infrastructure, such as open pits, shafts, mine adits, groundwater pumping, mill, kimberlite tailings impoundments, housing complex, airstrip and associated facilities.

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: 
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0278


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