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Guidelines identified for proposed Labrador mine’s environmental impact statement

Search Minerals Inc. is proposing a new rare earth element mine located approximately 36 kilometres southeast of Port Hope Simpson. - www.ceaa.gc.ca
Search Minerals Inc. is proposing a new rare earth element mine located approximately 36 kilometres southeast of Port Hope Simpson. - www.ceaa.gc.ca

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Draft guidelines identifying the information that must be included in an environmental impact statement for Search Minerals Inc.’s proposed Foxtrot rare earth element mine in Labrador have been released.

The guidelines were prepared by the environmental assessment committee.

The proposed mine, located southeast of Port Hope Simpson, would have an estimated mine life of 14 years. The first eight years would be open pit mining while the last six would be underground.

The public is invited to review the guidelines and provide written comments by May 30.

Comments received will be reviewed and considered before the EIS guidelines are finalized and issued to the proponent.

More information on the project is available on the department’s website at www.mae.gov.nl.ca/env_assessment/projects/Y2017/1936/

Written comments must be submitted by email to EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca or by fax to 709-729-5518.

They can be sent by mail to: Brent Keeping, Project EA Chair, Environmental Assessment Division, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, West Block, Confederation Building, P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s NL A1B 4J6.

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