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RARE EARTHS: Avalon receives environment okay from federal government

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Avalon Rare Metals of Toronto says the report of environmental assessment for its Nechalacho rare earth elements project 100 km southeast of Yellowknife is in its hands. The assessment was approved by the minister...



NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Avalon Rare Metals of Toronto says the report of environmental assessment for its Nechalacho rare earth elements project 100 km southeast of Yellowknife is in its hands. The assessment was approved by the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on behalf of Environment Canada, Transport Canada, and the government of the Northwest Territories.

Avalon can now apply for the required land use permits and water licenses to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board.

“We are committed to implementing the measures recommended in the report of EA to minimize environmental impacts,” said Avalon VP of sustainability Mark Wiseman. “We also remain committed to completing agreements with our aboriginal partners and the government of the Northwest Territories to maximize the benefits for local communities.”

Detailed information about the Nechalacho project is posted at AvalonRareMetals.com.