OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The proposed Kami Iron Ore Project (the
Project) in Newfoundland and Labrador, with components in Quebec, is
undergoing a cooperative federal-provincial environmental assessment.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and the
Environmental Assessment Division of the Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Environment and Conservation are conducting a joint
public comment period from February 6, 2012 to March 17, 2012. The public is invited to comment on the Project, the conduct of the
comprehensive study environmental assessment and the draft
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. The draft EIS
Guidelines identify the information that the proponent must include in
its EIS. Comments received will be reviewed and considered before the
document is finalized and issued to the proponent.
Consultation documents and more information on the Project are available
on the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 12-03-64575) and on the Newfoundland and
Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation website at www.env.gov.nl.ca (registration number 1611).
Public comments received by March 17, 2012 will be considered. All comments received will be considered public and will become part
of the project file.
Federal Funding Available
The Agency is making available $45,000 in participant funding to assist
groups and individuals to participate in activities related to
subsequent public consultations during this environmental assessment. Funding applications received by March 17, 2012 will be considered. For more information, please visit the Agency's website.
The Proposed Project
Alderon Iron Ore Corp.'s proposed project consists of constructing and
operating an open-pit iron ore mine about 10 kilometres west of
Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador. The mine would produce up to
16 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate annually and would include
waste rock disposal areas, a tailings management facility, processing
and support infrastructure, and a 12-kilometre rail connection to the
existing Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway. There will also be
storage and load-out facilities in Sept-Îles, Quebec.
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation
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