Rose Mining Project - Tantalum and Lithium - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must determine whether a federal environmental assessment is required pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the proposed Rose Mining Project - Tantalum and Lithium in Quebec. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

Critical Elements Corporation is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an open pit tantalum and lithium mine located approximately 38 km north of Nemaska, in Québec. As proposed, the project includes the operation of an open pit, possibly followed by underground mining, waste and tailings impoundment area, an industrial ore processing facility and the option of transforming concentrate off-site. The mine would produce about 4500 tonnes of ore per day over a 17-year life span.

Written comments must be submitted by September 26, 2012 to:

Rose Mining Project - Tantalum and Lithium
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901 - 1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Quebec QC G1J 5E9
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at (registry reference number 80005). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post a decision stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required on its website.

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:

For more information, media may contact: 
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278

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