OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency has allocated a total of $86,560 to six applicants to support
their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the
proposed Victor Diamond Mine Extension Project, located in Ontario.
This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups
through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It
will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental
assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the
Environmental Impact Statement and draft Environmental Assessment
Details of Allocation
Attawapiskat First Nation
Moose Cree First Nation
Taykwa Tagamou Nation
Fort Albany First Nation
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Wildlands League
For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please
visit the Agency's website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (Registry reference number: 80043).
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 it 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
De Beers Canada Incorporated proposes the construction, operation and
decommissioning of a second pit and additional ancillary components,
approximately 6.5 kilometres northwest of the existing Victor Diamond
Mine, located approximately 100 kilometres west of the Attawapiskat
First Nation, in Ontario. The second pit is expected to have an ore
production capacity of just over 9,000 tonnes per day with a mine life
of roughly seven 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
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