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ENVIRONMENT: Labrador Iron Mines files impact statement

LABRADOR — Labrador Iron Mines of Toronto has submitted its revised environmental impact statement (EIS)...



LABRADOR — Labrador Iron Mines of Toronto has submitted its revised environmental impact statement (EIS) for its direct shipping iron ore project in the Schefferville, QC, area. The public is invited to comment on the study, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Environment and Conservation will determine whether the project can go forward as planned.

 

Labrador Iron wants to reopen two areas in Labrador, including open pits at the James North, James South, Redmond 2B and Redmond 5 deposits. Mining will be seasonal, conducted for seven or eight months each year. The ore will be crushed washed and screened without the addition of reagents before shipping. The beneficiation plant will be semi-mobile and could be moved as envisioned in the company’s long-term plans. A 4-km rail line will be re-laid to the plant site.

 

The project is explained in detail at www.LabradorIronMines.ca.