OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $28,102 to six applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Quebec Lithium Spodumene Mine Project located in Quebec. The recipients are: Société pour vaincre la pollution, Société de l'eau souterraine Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Organisme de bassin versant Abitibi-Jamésie, Nature Québec, Mines Alerte and Action boréale de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is intended to support public participation in upcoming steps of 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 applications for funding. The 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: 59158).
The Quebec Lithium Inc. mining company is proposing to establish an open-pit spodumene mine with a daily extraction rate of 3800 tonnes. The Quebec Lithium mine property is located approximately 60 kilometres north of Val-d'Or and 38 kilometres southeast of Amos.
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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