28 June 2013 20:44 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Canadian fertilizer producer Arianne Phosphate announced Friday it has filed its environment impact assessment with governmental regulators for its potential Lac a Paul phosphate project in Quebec.
The company is developping the Lac a Paul deposits, where it expects to recover phosphate resources beginning as early as 2016.
According to the company, the environmental documents include proposed plans for sustainable development, initiatives for community relationships and communications, as well as its proposed methodology for assessing potential impacts to the environmental quality of the region.
The next step is for the Canadian environmental regulators to review and approve the plan before allowing the company to proceed with its planned extraction of the phosphate deposits, which are described as a high quality igneous apatite concentrate.
“We are fully satisfied with this complete and comprehensive exercise, a three-volume study plus a summary that through its results will demonstrate once more the full value of the Lac a Paul project,” said Jean Sebastien David, Arianne CEO.
“Arianne is especially happy with the public meetings with local communities and First Nations, who helped to incorporate their comments and ideas from the initial stages of the project. We plan to keep working so that the mine is commissioned in the best possible conditions for all parties.”
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