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Nunavut regulators call second technical meeting on Baffinland iron mine expansion – Nunatsiaq News

23 April, 2019

“We are not confident we have the required technical information that is necessary,” QIA says

Another technical meeting will be held next month to consider Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s plans to expand its Mary River mine.

In early April, a week-long technical meeting in Iqaluit heard many complaints about the lack of details about the environmental impacts of the expansion, which would see an increase in shipping to about 175 round-trip transits a year and the construction of a 150-kilometre railway.

The second meeting, to be held from June 17 to 19, will give the company a chance to provide additional information, and allow other parties—including representatives from north Baffin communities, federal and territorial government departments and environmental groups—a chance to respond.

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