July 29, 2015 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today announced that the proposed Dumont Nickel Mine Project (the Project), located in Quebec, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report are taken into account. The Project has been referred back to the responsible authorities, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada, for appropriate action under section 37 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (former Act).
In reaching her decision, the Minister considered the Comprehensive Study Report and the comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups on the report.
This project was assessed using a science-based approach in accordance with the former Act.
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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