Arnaud Mining Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study type environmental assessment of the proposed Arnaud Mining Project located in Quebec. The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Mine Arnaud Inc. is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an approximately 24-million-tonne apatite concentrate mine. The proposed project includes an open-pit mine, crushing facilities, an ore processing plant, a tailings storage facility that includes titaniferous magnetite storage bins, service buildings, maintaining a consistent access route and mine pit roads, handling, storage and transfer facilities of the apatite concentrate at the Port of Sept-Îles, and moving a section of the railway.

Written comments must be submitted by June 7, 2013 to:

Arnaud Mining Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550, D'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, QC G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
MinierArnaudMining@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

To view the summary of the EIS or for more information, visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry reference number 63926). All comments received will be considered public.

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

Following this comment period, the Agency will prepare a comprehensive study report, setting out its conclusions on the environmental effects, the proposed mitigation measures, and the significance of any remaining adverse environmental effects. A public comment period on the Comprehensive Study Report will be announced later.

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:

Media may contact:
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-957-0278
Email: Celine.Legault@ceaa-acee.gc.ca


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