Archived - Project to implement a processing plant for spent potlining

Jonquière (QC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Environmental Assessment Report
Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement
Final Decision
Follow-up Program

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 05-03-9911

Environmental Assessment Type

Comprehensive study

Other Assessment Process

Government of Québec

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Industry Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On March 30, 2005, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Industry Canada considered providing financial assistance to the proponent.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

Alcan Primary Metal Group (Alcan) submitted a funding request to Technology Partnership Canada (a division of Industry Canada) for its "project to implement a processing plant for spent potlining" (the Project), at its facility in Jonquière, Saguenay. The proposed project consists of building and operating a processing plant for spent potlining with a maximum capacity of 80,000 t/year. The plant will use a chemical process developed by Alcan, called LCLL ("Low Concentration Caustic Leaching and Liming") that enables to process spent potlining in order to convert it into a non hazardous waste facilitating the recycling and the upgrading of some products derived from spent potlining.

Environmental Assessment Report

Comprehensive Study Report -- Section 1
Comprehensive Study Report -- Section 2
Comprehensive Study Report -- Section 3
Comprehensive Study Report -- Section 4
Comprehensive Study Report -- Annexes
Comprehensive Study Report -- Addendum

Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Final Decision

A decision was taken on June 29, 2006 and was that the authority may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the comprehensive study report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authority is of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Follow-up Program

It was determined that a follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project. For further information or to obtain a copy of the follow-up program, please contact Industry Canada.