Environmental impacts from potential ferrochrome smelter to be discussed at public session (CBC News Sudbury – April 26, 2018)


Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury hosting information meeting Saturday for concerned residents

A public information session will be held this Saturday to discuss a proposed ferrochrome smelter that may be built in Coniston in Greater Sudbury.

The Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury started hearing concerns from local residents around the time the city announced it was planning to bid on hosting a ferrochrome smelter.

Noront Resources is expected to announce later this year which one of the four proposed sites it’s chosen to build its processing plant for ore from the Ring of Fire in northern Ontario.

Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay are all in the running. If Sudbury is chosen the smelter would be established at the old INCO smelter in Coniston. Coalition co-chair Naomi Grant says they decided to hold an information session to help inform citizens. That public discussion is planned for Saturday in Coniston.

“We wanted to provide them a forum to get balanced and accurate, factual information, and also to ask their questions of people with expertise,” she said.

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