OTTAWA, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
has allocated a total of $46,028 to two applicants to support their
participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed
Whabouchi Mining Project located in Quebec.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups
through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It
will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental
assessment such as consultation related to the Environmental Impact
Statement and consultation on the draft Environmental Assessment
Details of Allocation
Cree Nation of Nemaska
Société pour vaincre la pollution
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal
environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the
Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry number: 80021).
As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource
Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal
environmental assessment of this project.
This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If it 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 Proposed Project
Nemaska Lithium inc. is proposing the construction, operation and
decommissioning of an open-pit spodumene mine for the production of
lithium. The Whabouchi mine is located 30 kilometres from Nemiscau, and
280 kilometres north of Chibougamau. As proposed, the project includes
the operation of an open pit, waste and tailings impoundment area, a
concentrator of ore as well as administration buildings and
maintenance. The mine would produce about 3,000 tonnes of ore for
23-year life span.
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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