Correction – Noront Resources Environmental Assessment NOT on hold – by Shawn Bell (Wawatay News – September 17, 2012)

 Northern Ontario’s First Nations Voice:

The environmental assessment (EA) for Noront Resources’ Eagle’s Nest Ring of Fire project is nearing completion of its Terms of Reference.

In a Wawatay News article (Ring of Fire judicial review hits more delays, Sept. 13) it was reported that Noront’s EA has been put on hold. That is incorrect. In fact, the company is close to completing its Terms of Reference for the EA.
Noront President and CEO Wes Hanson submitted the following statement to Wawatay News following publication of the article:
“The Environmental Assessment for it’s flagship Eagle’s Nest project is in fact underway and NOT delayed due to the change in the road route proposed by Cliffs and the Ontario Government. The Company is currently completing the final copy of the Terms of Reference, which outlines the work that needs to be done in order to complete the Environmental Assessment. This work is currently in process. The Company’s next step is to complete the studies that have been underway since 2009 and complete the final draft of the Environmental Assessment, which will then be submitted to the Ministry of Environment, for review, public comment and following finalization, Ministerial Approval.”
Wawatay News apologizes for the mistake.