Baffinland submits environmental impact statement
Nunavut Impact Review Board to study statement and hold public hearings
Baffinland Iron Mines has submitted its final environmental impact statement for a proposed mine on northern Baffin Island.
The company hopes to develop an iron mine at Mary River, about 160 kilometres south of Pond Inlet, and submitted a draft of its environmental impact statement to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) last year. NIRB responded with a long list of questions.
Now Greg Missal, Baffinland's vice-president of corporate affairs, says the company is confident the final statement is comprehensive.
"We've got a top-notch team that works on this material and understands all these issues extremely well," he said.
"You know the questions that comes from reviewers are a very normal part of the process. That's the job that they have to do."
Nunavut regulators will now study that final document as part of the mine's review process. There will also be public hearings before NIRB makes any recommendation about the project