OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $14,301 to two applicants
to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment
of the proposed Donkin Export Coking Coal Project (the Project) in Nova
Scotia. The recipients are: Sierra Club Canada (Atlantic Canada
Chapter) and Ecology Action Centre.
This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program
administered by the Agency and is intended to support public
participation in upcoming steps of 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 assess the funding requests. The Funding
Review Committee's report, along with further information on the
Project, is available on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry number 11-03-63924).
Xstrata Coal Donkin Management Limited's proposed project consists of
the construction, operation and decommissioning of an underground coal
mine facility at the site of the existing Donkin Mine located on the
northeastern tip of Cape-Breton in Nova Scotia. The mine would have a
lifespan of 30 plus years and extract approximately 3.6 million tonnes
of coal per year. The Project also includes a coal handling and
processing plant that would be constructed to produce coal ready for
transfer to a new barge loading facility. The coal would be loaded onto
a barge, moved by tug to a new transshipment location, and loaded into
ocean going vessels.
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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