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Kami Iron Ore Project

Projects that were undergoing a comprehensive study at the time the provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force will continue to follow the requirements of the former Act. Under the former Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is responsible for conducting the comprehensive study of this project.

The proposed project consists of constructing and operating an open-pit iron ore mine about 10 kilometres west of Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador. The mine would produce up to 16 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate annually and would include waste rock disposal areas, a tailings management facility, processing and support infrastructure, and a 12-kilometre rail connection to the existing Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway. Mined ore concentrate would be loaded into rail cars and transported to the Port of Sept-Îles, where it would be unloaded, stockpiled and transferred to vessels for delivery to customers. Modifications and additions to the rail system at Sept-Îles are also planned to facilitate unloading and handling of incoming ore concentrate.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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March 11, 2014 – The Decision of Responsible Authorities has been taken.

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  • Transport Canada
  • 10 Barters Hill
  • St. John's, NL, A1C 6M1
  • Telephone: 709-772-3061
  • Fax: 709-772-3072
  • Email:

  • Location

    • Labrador (Newfoundland and Labrador)
    • Pointe-Noire (Quebec)
  • Project Type

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Sept-Îles Port Authority
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Comprehensive study under CEAA 1992
  • Reference Number

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