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
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
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
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