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Akasaba West Copper-Gold Mine Project - Public Comments Invited

September 10, 2015 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Akasaba West Copper-Gold Mine Project, located near Val-d'Or, Quebec.

The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). All comments received will be considered public.

To view the EIS summary or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80090).

Written comments must be submitted by October 13, 2015 to:

Akasaba West Copper-Gold Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec  G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443
Akasaba@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

Copies of the EIS summary are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik
    100-615 Centrale Avenue
    Val-d'Or, Québec
  • Val-d'Or Library
    600, 7e rue
    Val-d'Or, Québec
  • Conseil de la Nation Anishnabe de Lac-Simon
    1026 Cîcîp Boulevard
    Lac-Simon, Québec

This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. A public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions will be announced at a later date.

Projects subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach.

The Proposed Project

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is proposing the construction, operation, and decommissioning of an open-pit copper and gold mine with an ore production capacity of approximately 3,000 to 4,000 tonnes per day for four to six years. The proposed project is located approximately 15 kilometers east of Val-d'Or, Quebec. The ore will be processed by the Goldex mine concentrator, which is also located near Val-d'Or. Tailings from the proposed project will be used to restore the Manitou mine site, an old tailings facility of high environmental concern.

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