OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency is making available funding to support participation of the
public and Aboriginal groups in the federal environmental assessment of
the Magino Gold Project, located in Ontario.
Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to enable their
participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which
include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact
Statement and draft Environmental Assessment Report.
Applications received by January 13, 2014 will be considered. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will
be announced at a later date.
To apply for funding or for more information on the project and the
environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca Registry reference number 80044 or contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or by calling 1-866-582-1884.
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 the
project 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
Prodigy Gold Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Argonaut Gold
Incorporated, is proposing the re-development of the Magino Gold mine.
The proposed project, located 14 kilometres south-east of the town of
Dubreuilville, Ontario, would involve the construction, operation,
decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit mine and metal mill.
Mining will occur over seven to eight years with an ore production
capacity of 30,000 tonnes per day. The on-site metal mill would have an
ore input capacity of 15,000 tonnes per day and will operate for
approximately 15 years.
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:
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency