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Replacement of the Stanleigh Mine treatment facility

Environment assessment (EA) start date: January 19, 2006
Type: Screening
CEAR reference number: 06-01-17079
Proponent: Rio Algom Ltd.
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario

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Project description

Rio Algom Ltd. has proposed to replace the existing sand filtration treatment plant located at the Stanleigh Mine with a system similar to those used at the Quirke, Panel, Nordic and Pronto sites. The project involves demolishing the existing treatment plant, construction of a new water treatment plant, the construction of a settling pond, and the construction of a settling pond dam and spillway. The project also includes the operation of these newly constructed physical works.

Before the Commission makes its decision on the proposal, an EA must be completed in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The purpose of an EA is to identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed project, and to determine whether these effects can be mitigated before the project is allowed to proceed.

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