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Throw in your two cents on proposed Sudbury copper-nickel mine

Federal environmental regulators want public comment on KGHM’s Victoria Mine Project
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KGHM's Victoria Mine project, west of Sudbury (KGHM photo)

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is seeking public comment on the environmental impact of KGHM International’s proposed mine project near Sudbury.

Victoria is an underground copper-nickel mine project, 35 kilometres west of the city.

Based on the public’s feedback, the agency will post a decision on its website whether an environmental assessment is required.

If one is required, the public and Indigenous groups get three opportunities to comment during the EA process.

The company proposes a two-shaft operation, one for ventilation, the other for production.

According to the CEAA, the mine has an 11-year production life with daily production capacity at 3,500 tonnes.

All of the ore extracted would be trucked on a public highway to be processed at Vale’s Clarabelle mill in Sudbury.

Exploration work on the property began with FNX Mining, which acquired the mineral rights to the deposit in 2002. Ten years later, Quadra FNX by KGHM Polska Miedź S.A of Poland acquired the project.

The CEAA said all comments received will be considered public.

Written comments in either official language must be submitted by June 2, 2019 to:

Victoria Mine Project

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

600-55 York Street

Toronto, Ontario

M5J 1R7

Telephone: 416-952-1576