OTTAWA, April 12, 2012 /CNW/ -The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $4,755 to Le Conseil régional de l'environnement de la Côte-Nord to support its participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Kami Iron Ore Project (the Project) in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is intended to support public participation in 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 12-03-64575).
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. is proposing the Kami Iron Ore Project that 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 would also be storage and load-out facilities in Sept-Îles, Quebec.
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.
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