OTTAWA, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Environment Minister, Jim Prentice, announced today that the proposed Mount Milligan Gold-Copper Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. The Minister has referred the project back to the responsible authorities, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada, for appropriate action.
The Minister based his decision on the conclusions of the comprehensive study report submitted by the responsible authorities, the results of a public comment period on the report, the responsible authorities' responses to these comments, and the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures and follow-up program.
A copy of the Minister's environmental assessment decision statement is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa.gc.ca, reference number 08-03-39778.
Terrane Metals Corporation proposes to develop a gold-copper mine at Mount Milligan that would process 60 000 tonnes per day of ore. The proposed development includes a mine pit, process plant, tailings impoundment area and dams, water intake and diversion systems, on-site mine haul roads, explosives factory and magazine facilities, and other associated mine buildings and infrastructure. The proposed project includes a 92-km transmission line and upgrade of the 29-km access road to the site.
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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