Noront Resources announced it has completed its federal-provincial environmental impact statement and environmental assessment report for its Eagle's Nest Project in the Ring of Fire.
Initiated in 2009, the work includes baseline environmental studies that examine the mine site, the access road corridor and a railcar loading site.
Noront Resources is developing its high-grade Eagle's Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and at its high-grade Blackbird chromite deposit, both located in the James Bay lowlands.
"We believe that Eagle's Nest will be the first mine developed in the Ring of Fire and this brings us one step closer toward achieving that goal,” said Noront CEO Alan Coutts in a statement. “We look forward to receiving comments from the provincial and federal governments as well as any other interested parties."
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Environment will circulating copies of the draft report for public comment before the company files a formal submission sometime this year.