Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1188

Plateau Dolomite Quarry, East of Wabush Lake

Proponent: Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOCC)

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:
    The proponent plans to replace the Leila Wynne Quarry for the Carol Project at Labrador City by developing a new quarry 8 kilometres to the south on land currently held by IOCC. The 300 Kt (kiloton) of dolomite currently needed per year is projected to increase to 400 Kt over the 20-year life of the quarry. The site will be accessed by a 50 metre road west off Javelin Road, and a minimum 100 metre buffer will be maintained between Wabush Lake. The proponent intends to develop the quarry in stages commencing as early as July 2005 with the salvaging of timber and stripping of overburden. Drilling and blasting is planned for January - March 2006, and quarrying at the new site is projected to commence in July 2006.
  • April 6, 2005 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 11, 2005 - Public comments are due.
  • June 9, 2005 - The Minister released the project from further environmental assessment. is due.

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