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Sisson Project – Public Comments Invited

August 30, 2013 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study type environmental assessment of the Sisson Project located in New Brunswick. The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report.

Northcliff Resources Ltd. is proposing to develop an open-pit mine for the purpose of extracting ore containing tungsten and molybdenum, approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The mine would have a lifespan of 27 years and would extract an average of 30,000 tonnes of ore per day for on-site processing. The project would involve a conventional open-pit mine and associated processing, storage, waste treatment and disposal facilities, and a new 42-kilometre transmission line, running alongside an existing transmission line.

Written comments must be submitted by October 14, 2013 to:

Sisson Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550

To view the summary of the EIA Report or for more information, visit the Agency's website (registry reference number 63169). All comments received will be considered public.

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

Copies of the summary of the EIA Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Fredericton Public Library
    12 Carlton Street
    Fredericton, NB
  • Nackawic Town Hall
    115 Oris Drive
    Nackawic, NB
  • Stanley Village Office
    20 Main Street
    Stanley, NB
  • L.P. Fisher Library
    679 Main Street
    Woodstock, NB
  • The Rural Community of Upper Miramichi Office
    6094 Route 8
    Boiestown, NB

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Following this comment period, the Agency will prepare a Comprehensive Study Report, setting out its conclusions on the environmental effects, the proposed mitigation measures, and the significance of any remaining adverse environmental effects. A public comment period on the Comprehensive Study Report will be announced later.

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