OTTAWA, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of
$232,300 to five applicants to support their participation in the
federal environmental assessment of the proposed Joyce Lake Direct
Shipping Iron Ore Project located in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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 such as consultation related to the Environmental Impact
Statement and consultation on the draft Environmental Assessment
Details of Allocation
Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach
Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam
Conseil de la nation Innu de Matimekush-Lac John
NunatuKavut Community Council
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 number: 80015).
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
Labec Century Iron Ore is proposing the construction, operation, and
decommissioning of an open-pit iron mine located approximately 20
kilometres northeast of Schefferville in Newfoundland and Labrador. As
proposed, the mine would produce up to four million tonnes of ore per
year over a life span of up to seven years. The ore would be
transported to the existing rail owned by Tshiuetin Rail Transportation
Inc. for transportation to the Port of Sept-Îles. The mine and mine
infrastructure would consist of: an open pit, dewatering of Joyce Lake,
waste rock disposal, tailings management, processing and support
infrastructure, access and haulage roads, and a rail loop.
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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